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A Twin Is to Hug

Boni Ashburn, John Nez (Illustrator)

Board book

List Price: 7.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/9/2019)


Now in board book, a loving ode to twindom, in all its ups and downs
Hand in hand, side by side, a twin is your friend.
Every step of the way, from beginning to end.
Having a twin can be great! With a twin, you have a lifelong bond, a partner in crime, and a food-I-don’t-want-to-eat eater. But with a twin, you also have to share, and take turns, and compare.
It’s not always easy, but for better or worse, a twin is a friend who will always be by your side. With a small trim and expressive illustrations, this charming board book is the perfect gift for the expectant parent or twin in your life.

Praise For A Twin Is to Hug

"A lighthearted, rhyming celebration . . . the playful language and images will interest young readers who also face sibling ups and downs."
— Kirkus Reviews

"This delightful tale explores the special bond between twins . . . A wonderful addition to most picture book collections."
— School Library Journal

"Colorful and expressive . . . An engaging picture book for young children."
— Booklist

Abrams Appleseed, 9781419739873, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 2, 2021

About the Author

Boni Ashburn is a mother of twins and the bestselling author of I Had a Favorite Dress, The Fort That Jack Built, Hush, Little Dragon, and Over at the Castle. She lives in Houghton, Michigan. Visit her online at

John Nez has illustrated over 60 books for young readers, from picture books to historical folk tales. At the Parsons School of Design, Nez studied with Maurice Sendak. He now lives in Seattle. Visit him online at