In need of a hug?

We all need a hug sometimes, luckily Children's Laureate Chris Riddell has drawn a hundred of them for his adorable new book 100 Hugs, the perfect antidote to the January blues.

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We all need a hug sometimes, luckily children's laureate chris riddell has drawn a hundred of them for his adorable new book 100 hugsthe perfect antidote to the january blues. 

Here's some of our favourite quotes and illustrations from the book, in case you're in need of a pick-me-up.


'words are easy, like the wind, faithful friends are hard to find' - william shakespeare


'one word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. that word is love' - sophocles


'what is a friend? a single soul dwelling in two bodies.' - aristotle


'every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back.' -plato


never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.' - oscar wilde

100 Hugs

by Chris Riddell

Book cover for 100 Hugs

100 Hugs is a gorgeous collection of illustrated hugs from Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate 2015-2017.

This is the perfect gift for a loved one, or to cheer yourself up on a dark day when all you need is a hug. The one hundred beautiful and intricate illustrations from the three-times winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal includes a hug for every emotion and occasion. But one thing is for certain: every hug will touch your heart.

In a perfect pocket-sized format, 100 Hugs is certain to comfort and raise a smile.