Just Like My Dad by David Melling


Just Like My Dad by David Melling

A book which speaks for what so many father/child relationships are about. A humourous, touching tale for anyone who has ever idolised their father - even if they are burpy, lazy and good at pretending to be busy!


A celebration of the father/child relationship. David Melling's approach is affectionate and comic... The Guardian This charming book ... had the whole family in stitches again and again. Enormous fun and a big hit. Carousel, Issue 23 Children adore his wacky illustrations and zany sense of humour Your New Baby Praise for David Melling: 'lively illustrations of animals doing joyously batty things - making even our quietest toddler shriek with laughter.

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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Contains Book and Soft toy
12 pages


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Publication date

6th October 2011



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