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The Longer the Wait, the Bigger the Hug

Eoin McLaughlin Polly Dunbar



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Faber & Faber
28 September 2021
Everyone's favourite (socially distanced) characters return to help us through this challenging period.

Hedgehog is waiting for his friend Tortoise to wake up. But where is he and when will he wake?

Hedgehog's friends are all very lovely, but they just aren't as much fun at the beach, or at hide and seek, or at holding hands, or at hugs.

Tortoise begins to stir - the one boulder that Hedgehog didn't think he could lift to turn . . .

Tortoise has been dreaming of Hedgehog. And the hug that follows is their best yet!
By:   Eoin McLaughlin
Illustrated by:   Polly Dunbar
Imprint:   Faber & Faber
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 257mm,  Width: 257mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   435g
ISBN:   9780571370382
ISBN 10:   0571370381
Series:   Hedgehog & Friends
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   28 September 2021
Recommended Age:   From 0 to 5 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  0-5 years
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Polly Dunbar is one of the best-known illustrators working in the UK today. Polly's bestselling book, Penguin, won numerous awards including the BookTrust Early Year's Award, the Nestle Silver Children's Book Prize, the Red House Children's Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Polly was chosen as one of BookTrust's Ten Best Illustrators. Polly is the illustrator of Shoe Baby, Pat-a-Cake Baby and two picture books written by David Almond. Polly created 'Tilly and Friends', a series which is now animated on CBeebies. Polly lives in the Waveny Valley, Suffolk with her partner and their two...

Reviews for The Longer the Wait, the Bigger the Hug

'A touching tale.', The Sunday Times (While We Can't Hug) 'Precious - but timely and comforting all the same.', Kirkus (While We Can't Hug)

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