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How to Hug a Pufferfish
Written and illustrated by Ellie Peterson
Roaring Brook - Spring 2022

A picture book about a group of underwater friends who learn to ask for permission before showing their prickly, pufferfish pal some love.

 

So, you want to hug a pufferfish...Who could blame you? That friendly, gap-toothed grin is hard to resist! Only, when Pufferfish is hugged or touched unexpectedly by their friends, things can get a little…spiky.

 

With it's bright, commercial art and unique exploration of a timely topic, How to Hug a Pufferfish provides a straightforward and humorous look at consent and body autonomy for kids.