The new book When the Hugs Came has been endorsed by The Royal British Legion with a fabulous quote from the director of welfare and operations.

Antony Baines, Director of Welfare and Operations at the Royal British Legion “The pandemic’s been incredibly difficult for the Armed Forces community, many parents were deployed away from home and this heart-warming tale can help children understand their recent experiences.”

Teacher sister in law read your book to class today , they loved it and were singing the song when washing their hands. Paul

My book arrived! Thank you Joe! It’s brilliant! The illustrations are fantastic and really bring it to life - and I love the parents’ occupations and the feelings of lockdown/teaching/home working chaos, plus community support and togetherness it puts across, a true reflection of real life in these strange times. Janine

Not only is it a great book to read it has oodles of potential for talking to our kids about the world as we know it, I can see many conversations about things they pick out of the pictures. It’s a book we will treasure and I’m sure will come in useful for the kids when they are learning about it at school!! Worth every penny. Nikki

OMG so I ordered two of these, one for us and one for our school because I thought they'd love it. Sure enough they all did. We love it too!! The Head read it to all the classes for their Zoom assembly today and they're going to share it round the classes next week. Fab book xx :) Maxine

Awesome book! Well written. Well illustrated. Simon

Can highly recommend, what a lovely book and keepsake of hopefully what will be history one day! A real conversation starter. Well done Joe Fisher xxx Rachael

‘Navigating the complexity of a global pandemic is hard and finding ways to open up vital conversations with children are key. This beautifully illustrated narrative helps us to do this with children, offering a window on what matters most to them. Congratulations to the wonderful team who have brought this to life’.
Kath Evans, Director of Children’s Nursing at Barts Health