While We Can’t Hug Book Review
Kirkus calls it “timely and comforting”
Hedgehog and Tortoise were the best of friends. They wanted to give each other a great, big hug. But they weren’t allowed to touch. “Don’t worry,” said Owl. “There are lots of ways to show someone you love them.” So the two friends wave to each other, blow kisses, sing songs, dance around and write letters. And even though they can’t hug and they can’t touch, they both know that they are loved. A gorgeous, uplifting, inspiring picture book that makes social distancing fun!
A timely, beautiful story. Hedgehog and Tortoise can’t hug, but they can show each other how much they care in other ways. An important book right now with our social distancing world as well as a beautiful reminder of what friendship means. The illustrations are gorgeous, and kids will adore the humor embedded in this sweet tale.
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EOIN MCLAUGHLIN lives in London with his wife and their young child. His first book featuring Hedgehog and Tortoise was The Hug (Faber, 2019) his debut picture book, also illustrated by Polly Dunbar. Twitter: @eoinmclaughlin
POLLY DUNBAR is one of the most well-known illustrators working today. Polly’s bestselling book, Penguin, has won numerous awards and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Polly is the illustrator of Shoe Baby, Pat-a-Cake Baby and two picture books writ- ten by David Almond. Polly lives in the Waveny Valley, Suffolk with her partner and their two boys. Twitter: @PollyDunbar
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