No Hugs!

My debut fiction picture book (No Hugs!) is NOW AVAILABLE.

It’s illustrated by the fabulous Sarah Jennings!

You can find it on the publisher’s website, Amicus Ink.

and purchase it at Barnes and Noble, Target, and Amazon.

Check it out on my 2019 SCBWI Book Stop page.

Zara loves hugs, so she is confused and upset when her friend Alice doesn’t want a hug. When the tables are turned, she appreciates her friend’s perspective and realizes that a hug takes two willing individuals.

Check out the reviews: School Library Journal (Laura Giunta, Garden City Pubic Library NY: VERDICT – Prischmann offers a lighthearted take on consent and body autonomy) and Goodreads.

No Hugs! is a top pick of Canadian library staff! Read about it HERE.

No Hugs! is one of Saunders Book Company’s Fall ’19 Fall Best Books!

Savvy Sassy Moms picked No Hugs! as one of ‘the best books to teach kids how to be compassionate and help embrace individuality.’

View the YouTube video of Ms. Savannah reading No Hugs! and discussing boundaries.

View the YouTube video of Ms. Loch reading No Hugs!

View the YouTube video of the Otonabee-South Monaghan Public Library (Keene, Ontario, Canada) reading No Hugs!

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