Age 3-7 | Hardback | 48 pages | 150 x 150mm
Publication October 2019 | ISBN 9781912654659
Cwtch up with a friend, a pet or a toy,
Cwtching is fun with a girl or a boy.
Cwtch someone big or cwtch someone tiny,
Your cwtch will make them feel warm and sunshiny.
Cwtch is a Welsh word used to describe a whole lot of love. This endearing illustrated poem introduces the term to the English language in order to share its healing, human warmth.
Written by Sarah KilBride and illustrated by James Munro.
Sarah KilBride is the author of 10 picture books in the Princess Evie series, as well as four Evie fiction books for older readers. The Princess Evie series has been translated into 17 languages, including Welsh, Arabic, Norwegian, French and Mandarin, with sales of over one million books. Sarah's latest title, Being a Princess is Very Hard Work, was published by Bloomsbury in 2018.
James Munro has been drawing since he could grasp a pencil, and since then has covered everything in his path with his doodles. Books, magazines, menus and films have fallen prey to his drawings. He lives and works in a pile of paper, pencil shavings and spilled ink in Liverpool, and is happiest having a cwtch on a North Wales beach.
'perfect as a stocking-filler for loved one, the book is full of warmth and fun. [...] James Munro's illustrations are perfect partners for the text – fun, witty and deceptively simple. A Welsh dragon is a recurring character throughout the book, adding a fun element for young readers to spot.' Jenny White, Western Mail