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Hugs & Kisses


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £7.99 PAGES: 32 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 10/01/2019 ISBN: 9781405290883

Hugs & Kisses

Sam Hay, illus by Emma Dodd


There are two sides to every story...

Flip the book to read each side of the story in this enchanting tale of a whale and an octopus on their search for love, ending with a big pop-up surprise.

Big Blue Whale is feeing small. Everyone has someone to hug except from him! On his journey to find the perfect hug he meets lots of sea creatures who want to hug him including a kind clown fish and a sea horse with a very swirly, whirly tail. But he’s just too big for them to hug!

On the other side of the ocean, Octopus is playing bubble ball with her friends. But when she bangs her head (ouch!) she really needs a kiss better. She meets lots of friendly creatures who offer to give her a kiss, but her tentacles are just too tangly and she begins to think she will never get a kiss better...

Join the two creatures as they journey across the ocean to find their perfect match.

Selling points

  • Publishing in time for Valentine's Day and extending to other celebrations such as Mother's Day, Father's Day and National Hug Day (21st January), this is the perfect gift for sharing with those you love.
  • Finding Nemo meets Guess How Much I Love You in this under the sea story of love, determination and friendship.
  • Read Whale's story and then flip the book to read Octopus' tale – two stories in one!
  • Both stories end with a huge pop up in the middle of the book – a wonderful surprise and a great gift to treasure and share.
  • Emma Dodd's books have sold over an incredible 280,000 copies through Nielsen.


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