The Hug Hardcover Book


If you've ever struggled with self worth then you know how important it is to encourage your child/ren to know who they are, love who they are and embrace who they are! 

The Hug is a loveable little friend who takes your child on a journey of self worth as he encourages them by letting them know they are "Brave, Special and Amazing!"

The Hug beautifully harnesses the power of words to help your child further develop their sense of worth and resilience - qualities that have never been more desired for our children! As your child listens to these words being read to them over and over again they will become part of their thought pattern, and ultimately, part of their belief system. Regularly visiting positive concepts such as this with your child is a great way to encourage the development of emotional intelligence and give them the tools they need to thrive in everyday life.

The strong theme of wellbeing throughout The Hug gives parents, teachers and educators a great platform to further support the development of confidence, resilience and a strong sense of self through a range of age-appropriate activities.


  • Hardcover
  • Author: Kirilee Furlong
  • Illustrator: Mel Craig
  • 22 pages
  • Measures: 28cm x 25cm
  • Ages 2 - approx. 10 years


Self Esteem, Positive Self Talk

Age Recommendation:

The message in The Hug is suitable for children of all ages. The Hug is great to read to children from approx. 2 years old. As the children progress and are able to read to themselves, they can continue to soak up the positive statements that The Hug book directly speaks to them.

In the home and learning environments, the message that The Hug brings can be used as a springboard into important conversations with children from a young age. As the children move into the pre-teen years, the level of conversation and learning will continue to grow. 


A magical read of one small, cart-wheeling, cuddly hug making a home in a child’s arms.

This is a beautifully written and illustrated story packed full of self-esteem psychology. 

‘Hug’ grabs hold of you and shows you how unique and wonderful you are.  Hug introduces the child to positive self talk instructing them to whisper ‘I am brave’, ‘I am clever’, I am as amazing as can be’.

Hug helps the child see how incredible they are and how they can do things themselves that are special and important. 

This is a must read for every child, an encouraging story about being happy to be yourself.  “You have already achieved greatness, just by being you”

Gillian Speirs ~ Clinical Psychologist


Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Lindsey Dragosavljevic

My 9 and 7 year old both love this book. And I love when they repeat the positivity they have learnt from it in their daily lives.

A Family Favourite

A beautifully written and illustrated book with such a simple yet powerful message for our children.
My 8 and 10 year old, still love to have this book read to them!

We love The Hug!

We love this book! It has a wonderful message, not just for kids, but adults as well. It is beautifully written and illustrated.
A great storytime or bedtime book.
A must read for all!

Great book

Such a well thought out book, fun illustrations. Really positive message that I love for my children