Irish Book Awards

Eoin McLaughlin & illustrated by Polly Dunbar

Eoin McLaughlin was born in Ireland and now lives in Surrey with his partner and their young son. When he’s not hugging them, he’s writing more stories. The Hug was Eoin’s debut picture book. He also wrote Secret Agent Elephant, illustrated by Ross Collins and The Case of the Missing Cake, illustrated by Marc Boutavant.

Polly Dunbar is one of the best-known illustrators working in the UK today. Polly’s bestselling book, Penguin, won numerous awards including the BookTrust Early Year’s Award, the Nestle Silver Children’s Book Prize, the Red House Children’s Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Polly was also chosen as one of BookTrust’s Ten Best Illustrators.

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