Don't Worry, Hugless Douglas by David Melling


Don't Worry, Hugless Douglas by David Melling

A new edition of this bestselling story with a striking new cover. Where do you go with a BIG worry? Hugless Douglas knows he can count on Dad. Douglas' dad gives him a wonderful new woolly hat. He races outside to show it off and doesn't realise that it's unravelling! Douglas' friends have lots of ideas about how to put things right but it is left to the little bear to work out for himself the best thing to do...This is the second adventure in the hugely popular series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages to date. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world. Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014 and a number one bestseller, selling over 450,000 copies. 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail


This second book about Douglas the little brown bear is as funny and compelling as the first. It combines brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world Liverpool Echo Wonderful ... The illustrations are fabulous and we enjoyed watching Douglas

... Wonderful Peters Gazette Praise for Hugless Douglas: 'A charming and endearing tale.' - Bookseller 'A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

'Douglas will no doubt become a hit as he is such a lovable character.'

! School Librarian Another warm and charming story featuring the amiable but often bewildered Douglas. Wonderful. Peters Gazette The whole book works very well, being both funny and silly and yet, also, charming and relevant to small children. Bookbag A delightful read! School Librarian Brilliantly imaginative illustrations. Lincolnshire Echo Great fun. Nursery World Gorgeous pictures that celebrate the father-child bond. Red House Children's Book Award

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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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

6th October 2011



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