By Jez Alborough
Illustrated by Jez Alborough

Celebrate 20 years of Bobo and his friends in this special anniversary edition of the much-loved family favourite!

Ever feel like you need a hug? A really big hug from someone who loves you? That's how Bobo, the little chimp in this classic first story book, feels. Walking through the jungle he passes lots of creatures enjoying a cuddle together: elephants, chameleons, lions, giraffes, hippos – even the snakes have got someone special to squeeze. But poor Bobo is alone. Will he ever find the hug he needs? Using only three words throughout the book, this simple, endearing story is told through Jez Alborough's gorgeous, detailed artwork.

  • This anniversary edition has a brand new introduction from Jez Alborough and lavish gold foiling on the cover and spine to celebrate its 20 years in print.
  • Over two million copies sold worldwide.
  • Winner of a Mumsnet Best Award.

About the author

Jez Alborough is a hugely popular, award-winning author and illustrator of books for children, well known for his stories about Bobo the chimp, star of Hug, Tall and Yes, as well as his tales about Eddy and the Bear, which inspired a BAFTA-winning animated TV series. He lives in Richmond, Surrey. Follow him on twitter @JezAlborough.


2011: Mumsnet Best Award

Mumsnet Product Award - Winner

2001: Norfolk Libraries' Children's Book Award

Norfolk Children's Book Award - Winner

2000: Galaxy British Book Awards: The Illustrated Children's Book of the Year

Children`s Book of the Year Award - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9781406388572
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Case Bound Board Book
Release Date: May 1, 2020
Dimensions: 170 x 150mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 04/05/20 at 00:48:56
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