2nd Edition with lotsa new drawings!

Patti Stren’s classic “HUG ME” is still the hilarious, touching, warm and very human story of a porcupine that just wants a hug but in this new full-colour version, it’s like a whole new book. The illustrations pop with an energy that will delight kids and adults alike. For those who may have grown up having read (or being read) the original book they’ll be transported to a familiar world that is now sparkling with colour, with lots of little hidden gems in every image.  For those who don’t know the original, well, it’s a wonderfully gorgeous way to join Elliot on his Big Adventure and see how a little hugging goes a long way!

Lawrence S. Mirkin, veteran children’s television producer

(“Fraggle Rock,” “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot about That!”) ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


Sensitive and charming jewel of a book

“HUG ME FULL COLOR” 2nd edition by Patti Stren, I was immediately captivated by the vibrant and engaging illustrations that bring the story to life. Boys or girls would love it. The tale of Elliot, the porcupine, and his quest for a hug is both heartwarming and humorous. The additional drawings in this edition add depth to the narrative and highlight Stren’s unique artistic style. The whimsical details and the overarching message about the importance of connection and perseverance resonate deeply. It’s a delightful read for both children and adults, reminding us all of the simple joy found in a hug. This book is a charming addition to any collection and a testament to Stren’s creative talents.

– Santiago Cohen is an artist and author. He has worked as a designer, illustrator and Animator for HBO, the Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and PBS. Santiago has written and illustrated more than 20 children’s books and graphic novels. ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


Hope for Porcupines

As a fellow porcupine, I really empathize with Elliot. No one will hug me either. This sweet book with charming drawings gives me hope. Fellow porcupines, be of good faith! Patti Stren’s book shows us that hope is alive. Our stories can have happy, huggy endings.

Joanne M. (Amazon Reviews)  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


Whether this book is the coloring book or the picture book, it will become your next family classic picture book. It’s that special!

Lisa Goldman, writer producer in kids and family entertainment and co-creator of “Deepa and Anoop” on Netflix⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐⭐