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    • ISBN:9781408338056
    • Publication date:14 Jun 2018

The Littlest Things Give the Loveliest Hugs

By Mark Sperring
Illustrated by Maddie Frost

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A glorious rhyming celebration of love and hugs with the feel of an instant classic, from the author of Father Christmas on the Naughty Step, Mark Sperring.

This glorious rhyming celebration of love and hugs introduces baby animals from the jungle to the Antarctic, the forest to the ocean - along with their adoring parents! Ducklings, seal pups, penguins, chicks and cubs . . . every mummy and daddy knows that the littlest things give the loveliest hugs!

With the feel of an instant classic, this lyrical book is perfect for cuddle time.

Mark Sperring is the bestselling author of Father Christmas on the Naughty Step and How Many Sleeps Till Christmas.

Biographical Notes

Mark Sperring is the bestselling author of many books for children, including Father Christmas on the Naughty Step and How Many Sleeps Till Christmas? He has had various jobs, including graphic designer and screen printer, and now works as a bookseller alongside his picture book writing career. Mark lives in Bristol.

Maddie Frost's first picture book, Once Upon a Zzzz, publishes in the United States in 2017. Her wonderfully atmospheric artwork is created with watercolour and pastels then digitally scanned for a collage effect. She lives with her husband and their dog in Boston, USA.

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  • ISBN: 9781408350652
  • Publication date: 08 Mar 2018
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  • Imprint: Orchard Books
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