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4.20  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Hedgehog was feeling sad.
As sad as a hedgehog can feel.
So sad only one thing could help...

Tortoise was feeling sad.
As sad as a tortoise can feel.
So sad only one thing could help...

In this clever flipbook, both a hedgehog and a tortoise are looking for a hug. They ask all the other animals they come across but for some reason no one will hug them. Until a wise owl explai
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Hardcover, 48 pages
Published January 3rd 2019 by Faber Faber
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Bettie☯
Feb 10, 2019 marked it as maybe
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Start from front or start from back...you will end up in the same place, smack in the middle, a place of joy. Two stories are one story and they are all about the difficulty of connecting. It's a delight of a little picture book, with big fun illustrations and sly text, and it always ends in deep happiness.
Shilpa
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
This wonderfully imagined double-sided book, tells a story grounded in wit and compassion. The character illustrations effortlessly connect with kids to evoke a natural emotion, while the clean background composed of white space gives this picture book that uncluttered feel that works brilliantly for picture books. Polly Dunbar uses great vibrant colours, that bring all the characters to life.

Absolutely adorable.
Bethany
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picturebooks
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Sarah
Mar 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-lit
A rather clever picture book about two creatures seeking hugs. Due to their lack of a warm and squishy body type neither hedgehog nor tortoise is considered optimal hugging material. Read the story from hedgehog's point of view, flip it over and see it through tortoise's yes. Will this pair ever find someone willing to hug?
Jill
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
So cute!
Viridiana Briseño
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: baby-books
So much cuteness.
Tom
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! A must read 👍
Nancy
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a three minute read tops. But it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside for much longer than that.
E
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very sweet, double sided story.
Peacegal
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh, my goodness. How cute is this? The two-stories-in-one format is simple but wonderfully executed, and the animals of the British countryside were a delight to look at--fantastic expressions, too.
Lisa Day
Mar 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Cute illustrations and story. It took me a while to figure out how to read it.
Ken Punter
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Particularly appropriate on Valentine's day - and only takes 5 mins.

Lovely story of homecoming and belonging, with a twist.
PWRL
Mar 29, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2019-new
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