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.'

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

chris riddell's collection of illustrated hugs 100 hugs is out now.

find out more

sign up to the window seat monthly email and you'll receive brilliant book recommendationsexclusive interviews and competitions and helpful lifestyle tips from us every month. 

Failed to load widget object.