Quotes About Love and Friendship from Chris Riddell's 100 Hugs

We all need a hug sometimes, luckily former 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.

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

Alice in Wonderland and White Rabbit hug in illustration by Chris Riddell
'Words are easy, like the wind, faithful friends are hard to find' - William Shakespeare
Bear and Girl hug in illustration by Chris Riddell
'One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love' - Sophocles
Two young women hug in illustration by Chris Riddell
'What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.' - Aristotle
Mouse and fir tree illustration by Chris Riddell
'Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back.' -Plato
100 Hugs by Chris Riddell
'Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.' - Oscar Wilde

100 Hugs

by Chris Riddell

Book cover for 100 Hugs

From 2015–2017 Children's Laureate and beloved author and illustrator Chris Riddell, 100 Hugs is a beautiful collection of illustrated hugs – from the owl embracing the pussycat, to two cuddling otters.

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, sprinkled with quotes on the beauty of love and friendship. As you look through these drawings, each one is sure to touch your heart.

In a perfect pocket-sized format, 100 Hugs is certain to comfort and raise a smile. From the author of many treasured books, including Ottoline, Goth Girl and Once Upon a Wild Wood.