Don’t Hug the Pug!



ISBN: 9781908714657 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 430 g
Dimensions 21.1 x 27.5 cm
Publisher name Cicada Books Ltd
Publication date 1 June 2019
Number of pages 32
Format Hardback
Dimensions 21.1 x 27.5 cm
Weight 430 g


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Matthew Hodson is a Leeds-based illustrator operating under the moniker Matthew the Horse. His editorial work has featured in The Guardian, New York Times, The Economist and countless other publications. He is a winner of an AOI award, 2016, and the author of a book of poems, Forwards Always.

Robin Jacobs is an advertising creative living and working in Lon- don. Having trained originally in illustration, she runs screenprinting workshops around the UK and has curated a childrens' print fair in Bristol. She is the author of You Are Here (Cicada 2015).