Don’t Hug the Quokka!
by Daniel Errico
illustrator Mia Powell
foreword Karen Rayne, PhD
from Magination Press
That quokka may be cute, but does it want a hug? The quokka says
In Don’t Hug The Quokka! young readers get a lighthearted and friendly introduction to the concept of consent, learning that even the most adorable creatures might not want a hug—unless they say so!
Consent is a really important topic for parents to introduce with young children, but it can be tricky to do so in a way that’s clear without being frightening. This book is funny and cute, but has a clear message that you have to ask before touching someone else—it’s a good place to start for young kids.
About the Author
Daniel Errico is a children’s author and producer, and founder of Freechildrenstories.com. His works have been featured at the United Nations and by The Today Show, Good Morning America, HuffPost, Buzzfeed, USA Today, and many others. He is the creator and head writer of the Hulu original series The Bravest Knight, based on a successful short film. Visit him at @pajamabooks on Twitter and Instagram.
Don’t Hug the Quokka! follows Daniel Errico’s 2019 The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived.