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.

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Chris Riddell's 100 Hugs

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

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.