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The Runaway Hug : 2012 CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year Awards Winner  - Nicholas Bland

The Runaway Hug

2012 CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year Awards Winner

By: Nicholas Bland, Freya Blackwood (Illustrator)

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CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year Awards Winner 2012

Book Description

An exciting collaboration by two of Australia's best picture-book creators. A tender and funny story about family, perfect for bedtime.

Lucy shares the hug with everyone in her family. Along the way it becomes softer, sleepier, bigger, even peanut-buttery. But when the hug runs away, Lucy discovers that it's not so easy to get it back.

About the Author

Highly acclaimed and internationally best-selling picture-book creators Nick Bland and Freya Blackwood have worked together for the first time on this gentle, charming story that is sure to become a classic with Australian families.

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    5.0

    All children relate to a hug .

    By Justjill

    from Sydney

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Inspirational
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

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      Comments about The Runaway Hug:

      Good book for children 5 to 8 years. Springboard for talking about hugs for people, pets or toys. Children can then write about what is so special about that person, pet or toy that they want to hug them.

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      5.0

      Beautiful bedtime reading

      By Anne

      from Adelaide

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        Comments about The Runaway Hug:

        Beautiful bedtime book. Beautifully written and illustrated. Its like a big hug-loved it.

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        5.0

        Gorgeous

        By Jessie C

        from Melbourne, Au

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          Comments about The Runaway Hug:

          My toddler loves this. A fantastic bedtime book.

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          Nick Bland

          Nick Bland was born on a farm in the Australian Yarra Valley in 1973. The son of an artist and a primary school teacher, he spent his early childhood climbing haystacks and making mischief in his father's studio. When he moved to “the bush” at age 6, he discovered a wonderful new world and his creativity bloomed. Nick always told family and friends he was going to be a cartoonist and a writer. It wasn't until 1996, when he stumbled into a bookshop job, that he finally found the medium that would bring those two loves together. Untrained, he spent the next couple of years reading every picture book that hit the shelves and began honing his style as a storyteller and illustrator. He illustrated several readers before sending A Monster Wrote Me a Letter to Scholastic Australia in 2001. Since then, Nick illustrated I Lost My Kisses and created The Very Cranky Bear. He lives in tropical Darwin, where he works as a guardian for 120 aboriginal boys who board nearby. He loves both of his jobs and hopes to combine them in the near future.

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          ISBN: 9781865044057
          ISBN-10: 9780449818251
          Audience: Children
          For Ages: 3+ years old
          Format: Hardcover
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 24
          Published: 1st February 2011
          Publisher: Scholastic Australia
          Dimensions (cm): 28.000 x 23.000