Anyone who knows me well knows how much I love children's books... I have a new favourite.
This is the sweetest story about a cat named Jules who wants to hug the whole world and he travels across the globe hugging everything from a butterfly to a baobab tree. The Rockstar often asks for this story to be read to him before bed while he's curled up in my lap drinking his "baba", he asks for it by wrapping his sweet little arms around himself and squeezing. The illustrations are lovely and the words make my heart sing: The world is so big. And yet so small. It's time that we embrace it all."
Big hugs to Patrick McDonnell for putting this story on paper and a hug to my neighbour Anne for mentioning it to me before Valentine's day. It was a perfect gift for our wee man and for me!