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Wednesday 25 December 2019

Review: The Littlest Things give the Loveliest Hugs

One of the things that I love best about Christmas, are the hugs you get.

It is the hug you get, that is oh so sweet and giving. It is the hug you get, that is all warm and snugly. These hugs can be, squishy-squashy yet soft, wrapping itself around your heart. A hug can be better than any present under the Christmas tree.

The Littlest Things give the Loveliest Hugs is that kind of story. It melts that special organ inside your chest and it makes you feel joyful. It is a story that needs your little hugger, snuggled onto you lap so you can share a most charming moment in time together.

Your littlest thing will adore the animals that they will meet within this story's covers. There are the familiar bugs you'll find in your garden, including my favourite animal the ladybug. You'll snuggle with seals, field mice, elephants, fluffy ducklings and cuddly koalas. You will cosy up to animals from the jungle, forests and Antarctica.

The rhyme is floaty and melodic. It makes you feel like your drifting on a gentle summer breeze as you nod off to sleep, with your littlest thing wrapped in your arms. Because we all know that, The Littlest Things give the Loveliest Hugs.

I hope you get a loveliest hug this Christmas.

Title: The Littlest Things give the Loveliest Hugs
Author: Mark Sperring
Illustrator: Maddie Frost
Publisher: Orchard Books, $24.99
Publication Date: 27 February 2018
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9781408338049
For ages: 2+
Type: Picture Book