Hugless Douglas by David Melling

Hugless Douglas

Written by David Melling
Part of the Hugless Douglas Series

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A full-length board book edition of the bestselling picture book.


Hugless Douglas by David Melling

Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug. He goes to try and find one but none of them seem quite right. Join Douglas on his search for the perfect bear hug! Douglas is a irresistible and hugely popular character created by David Melling - one of today's leading author/illustrators.


A charming and endearing tale about searching for the right one. -- Bookseller

A thoroughly enjoyable experience. -- Bookbag

Douglas... will no doubt become a hit as he is such a lovable character. -- Families South West

Make sure this adorable books is top of the pile for bedtime reads. -- Maternity & Infant

'... the perfect bedtime book Booktrust

About the Author

David Melling

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors David Melling was born in Oxford. His father was a sculptor and David inherited his artistic leanings. David has received much recognition for his artistic talent. His first book 'Brilliant the Dinosaur' (Pavilion) was shortlisted for the 1994 Smarties Book Award and 'What's that Noise?' was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. More recently, The Kiss That Missed was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. His recent picture book, The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day with a voice over by Hugh Laurie. It was shortlisted for the Pulcinella Award 2005 for 'Best TV Movie' category. To date he has illustrated over 60 books, writing and illustrating around 15 of them, including the popular Hugless Douglas

David Melling is married and lives with his wife and two children in Oxfordshire.

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Board book
30 pages


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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

29th November 2011




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