Don’t Hug the Pug


This book is not yet published, but will be available from October 2020.

ISBN: 9781908714886 Category:

Robin Jacobs, Matt Hodson


Long-listed for the BookTrust Storytime Prize 2020.

A great book to read aloud, children will love joining in with ‘Don’t hug the pug!’ and be highly amused by the rather smelly outcome! — Book Activist

A sweet story with an unexpected twist at the end. — Parent’s In Touch

A simple story told in comic-book form about a baby that does a lot of hugging…. with one caveat!

Baby likes to cuddle. Grown-Up lets him cuddle the rug, the jug, the bug and the slug. But DON’T HUG THE PUG! Why not? What’s wrong with the pug….? A hilarious and deceptively simple story that will have little ones shrieking with laughter.

The combination of speech bubbles, rhymes, very short sentences and a stinky twist makes this a perfect book for both the pre-school audience and early readers.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 21 x 27 cm
Publisher name Cicada Books Ltd
Publication date 29 October 2020
Number of pages 32
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21 x 27 cm
Weight 300 g

Matthew Hodson is a Leeds-based illustrator, a winner of an AOI award, 2016, and the author of a book of poems, Forwards Always.

Robin Jacobs is a writer of fiction and non-fiction. Previous titles include Earth-Shattering Events (Cicada 2019).