The HUG That Had To Hibernate by Danielle Corrigan – Book Review

The HUG That Had To Hibernate by Danielle Corrigan – Book Review

The Hug that Had to Hibernate by Danielle Corrigan

The HUG That Had To Hibernate

Author – Danielle Corrigan
Publisher – Book Bubble Press
Pages – 31
Released – 24th May 2021
ISBN-13 – 978-1912494323
Format – ebook, paperback
Rating – 5 Stars
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Synopsis

A beautiful bedtime story for children to enjoy whilst remembering all the hugs they’ve ever shared.

HUG spends his days hugging. He gives out BIG hugs, BEAR hugs, GOODNIGHT hugs and everything in-between hugs, until one day when he’s told hugs have to stop!

Feeling sad and lonely, HUG goes home to hibernate and whilst asleep he dreams of all the wonderful hugs he’s ever shared.

Will HUG ever hug again?

Join HUG in this delightful, fun, rhyming story.

Review by Stacey

In this children’s rhyming story we meet Hug who enjoys giving everyone cuddles. Long cuddles, short cuddles, big bear hugs, soft barely-there hugs. Hug just loved to embrace people and make them feel happy, loved, cared for, and safe.

One day it was announced that no one could Hug anymore and that left Hug very sad and lonely. What would he do now that no one could have a cuddle from him?

The HUG That Had To Hibernate is a very sweet story all about the power that a hug can give to someone. Whether a child has fallen over, is frightened, is upset, hugs always come in handy.

I loved the message behind the story and I presume what is a nod to the pandemic when people were told not to hug one another. This is an adorable tale that rhymed perfectly and will be a great comfort to children, you may even get a few cuddles from them after they have read it.

The illustrations are quite basic but it works as they don’t take anything anyway from the text, yet the message comes across perfectly. I love Hugs big fluffy wrap-around arms that could hold you tight. I adored the tale, even if I don’t like hugs myself and the only people who received them from me are my children. It is a magnificent book and another added to the ever-growing collection from Danielle Corrigan.

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Author Info

Danielle Corrigan The HUG That Had To Hibernate

Danielle Corrigan is a regular mum of two who lives with her family in Greater Manchester. Danielle’s author journey started in 2020 when she took the opportunity to write and publish her first book, The North Pole Lockdown, a fun, bold and unforgettable children’s story of how the North Pole came together, even though they had to stay 2 meters apart.

After the success of The North Pole Lockdown, which reached the top 10 in Amazon’s Children’s books on Christmas, Danielle continued her author journey by supporting Morrisons’ supermarket with the creation of their first book, Cedric the Seed, a beautiful story of hope and positivity for brighter days. With a love for writing stories, which not only make children smile but subtly help parents to open up gentle discussions around positive well-being, Danielle has gone on to publish The Hug That Had To Hibernate and The Wonders of Winderly Wood.

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