"That looks like quite a good cuddle, don't it?"
Bella, 5

"Did he dream his mummy was a bear?"
Lucy, 5

"WHALE!! Ooooh..!"
Georgia, 6

"I hope that wasn't a killer whale..."
Henry, 5

"Reading this book to your little one at bedtime is sure to make them feel loved, safe and secure."
Sally, Good Reads

I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!

By Caroline B. Cooney

Illustrated by Tim Warnes

Zonderkidz 2016

You’ve heard of a bear hug – but what about a dog hug, or a whale hug? A playful and comforting bedtime book that imagines some new ways to give and receive hugs.

Well, after more than 20 years working as an illustrator, I finally stepped out of my comfort zone to illustrate a book with a human child in it! I tried talking myself out of it, but decided this was the best way forward to bring the text alive. Join in with the boy, his teddy and his mother as they make their way through their bedtime routine with an imaginative array of hugs!

I’m especially pleased with the cover, featuring my own hand written typeface. I think it’s one of the best covers I’ve ever done. I wouldn’t mind being hugged by that bear…

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