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The Runaway Hug

The narrative abilities of Nick Bland merging with the artistic genius of Freya Blackwood? We couldn't wait to get our hands on this one at My Book Corner.

The Runaway Hug tells the delightful story of Lucy who receives the following reply from her mum when she asks for a hug ...

" 'Oh dear,' said Mummy. 'I only have one left. It's my very last hug.' "

The book follows Lucy as she visits each of her family members in turn, giving and receiving hugs which are all "just as nice" with their own unique characteristics. We loved the peanut butter smelling hugs from Lily and strong hugs from Dad!

Of course it all goes slightly array at one point ... when the hug is passed on to Annie the dog. How will she get the last hug back?

Freya Blackwood's pencil and charcoal based illustrations are full of the delightful qualities that have become her trademark. I loved the attention to details which really capture the cosy chaos of a busy household. From the crayon drawings on the walls (oops, Lily!), toys strewn across the floor to the carnage Annie creates with the help of huge reams of toilet paper ... this house feels very normal!

The Runaway Hug is a nominee in the CBCA Awards 2012, Early Childhood category. Other nominees can be viewed here.

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Read our interview with Nick Bland, here.

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Lucy shares the hug with everyone in her family. Along the way it becomes softer, sleepier, bigger, even peanut-buttery. But when the hug runs away, Lucy discovers that it's not so easy to get it back.

Nitty Gritty

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24
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978-1865044057

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The Runaway Hug 2014-04-22 00:53:46 Jehanne
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Reviewed by Jehanne    April 22, 2014

The Runaway Hug

LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. My 3 yr old daughter relates to it perfectly (she too has 2 big brothers, a little sister and a crazy dog) so it almost feels like it's been written just for us! I always change the names in the story to match our family! Highly recommended.

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The Runaway Hug 2013-06-03 02:19:51 Kylie Buckley
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Reviewed by Kylie Buckley    June 03, 2013

The Runaway Hug

My favourite children’s author and illustrator combined = Brilliance! Nick Bland writes a lovely heart-warming tale of a little girl’s quest to share a hug, and then return it to her Mummy as promised. Freya Blackwood complements the story beautifully with her gorgeous soft illustrations. This is the perfect bedtime story for any young child. Highly recommended!

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Thanks for the lovely review Kylie. I think you are quite right, it does make a great bedtime book too!
Thanks
Emma

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The Runaway Hug 2012-08-27 00:20:10 nabbu
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Reviewed by nabbu    August 27, 2012

Nick Bland at his best!

This is a favourite in our household. A great story and superb illustrations to match, this one will not disappoint.

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