Skip to main content

Storytime at Home

with Fiona the Storyteller


Lucy borrows Mum’s very last hug, and shares it with her family. The hug becomes softer, sleepier, more slobbery, and a little bit peanut buttery, as it travels up, down, and all around, through Lucy’s home.

Written by Nick Bland and illustrated by Freya Blackwood, The Runaway Hug won the 2012 CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year.

Glimpse a cosy night in at Lucy’s house, with Storyteller Fiona.

Storytime Craft

Today in Storytime Craft, Fiona shows us how to make some special greeting cards that you can send to someone you care about.

Have fun creating your own artwork inspired by the colours and patterns in The Runaway Hug.

You will need:

  • A large sheet of paper
  • A black pen or marker
  • Watercolour paints, acrylic paints pencils, stamps or crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • A blank card, made from cardboard or handmade paper