Little Baby Kanga has lost her mum. Hopping through the trees, she asks her Aussie animal friends if they can give her a sleepy-time cuddle.

Echidna happily obliges but Kanga finds her too prickly. Platypus is quick to offer, but he's so wet and slippery! Even Koala offers use of her pouch, but Kanga is a teensy bit too large.

Enter Crocodile. He's more than happy to give Kanga an open-mouthed snuggle (yikes!) but Dingo senses danger and wise old Jabiru knows just what to do.

A delightful bedtime story for wee ones, written in a classic bedtime style with rhyming text. Illustrator Cee Biscoe has created warm, toddler-friendly characters in gorgeous watercolour wash. The final, wordless illustration is my favourite.

Sure to become a bedtime fave.

Title: The Cuddliest Hug
Author: Meredith Costain
Illustrator: Cee Biscoe
Publisher: Koala Books, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: February 2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781742760896
For ages: 2 - 5
Type: Picture Book
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