In I Need a Hug, a tiny porcupine just wants a cuddle. All of the other animals turn him away because of his prickly spikes. But finally the porcupine meets an animal who’s happy to hug — a snake! Rich with author-illustrator Aaron Blabey’s signature rhyming text and unforgettably splendid illustrations, I Need a Hug is a sweet story about friendship and learning not to judge a book by its cover. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day that requires a hug!
Aaron Blabey has written many well-loved, bestselling books for children. He is the creator of three hugely successful series for children – the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling <b>The Bad Guys</b>, <b>Pig the Pug</b>, and <b>Thelma the Unicorn</b>. In 2018 it was announced that a movie adaptation of <b>The Bad Guys</b> is in development at DreamWorks Animation with Aaron serving as an executive producer on the project. Aaron’s books have won many awards, including nine REAL Awards, an INDIE Book Award for Children’s Book of the Year, a Children’s Book Council of Australia – Book of the Year Award, a NSW Premiers Literary Award for Children’s Literature, two Australian Book Design Awards, and a Children’s Peace Literature Award.