Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep by David Melling
  

Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep

Written by David Melling
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Part of the Douglas Series

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Synopsis

Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep by David Melling

Hugless Douglas is going to a sleepover in this third adventure in the hugely popular series - a perfect book for bedtime and hugtime. Hugless Douglas is very excited about Rabbit's sleepover, but he collects so many friends along the way that soon it's a big squash in Rabbit's small burrow! How will they ever get to sleep? This is the third 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

Reviews

A lovely book for going to sleep to, or to share when your child has a guest for a sleepover Junior Thoroughly enjoyable School Librarian [This] third book about Douglas the brown bear is as funny and compelling as the first The Northern Echo Combines brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child Liverpool Echo Perfect snuggle-up bedtime fare The Bookseller Hugless Douglas has found his way into children's hearts ... He is such a lovely character Parents In Touch Praise for Hugless Douglas: A charming and endearing tale. - Bookseller A thoroughly enjoyable experience. - Bookbag Douglas will no doubt become a hit as he is such a lovable character. Families South West As ever, the illustrations are a particular joy 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 Beautifully illustrated, with uncomplicated, funny text, this is perfect snuggle-up bedtime fare. Bookseller A lovely book for going to sleep to, or share when your child has a guest for a sleepover. Junior Hugless Douglas has found his way into children's hearts. Parents In Touch As ever the illustrations are a particular joy. School Librarian

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 series...www.huglessdouglas.co.uk

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

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

David Melling
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Author's Website

www.davidmelling.co.uk/

Publisher

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

Publication date

1st October 2012

ISBN

9781444901498


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