Hugless Douglas Finds a Hug by David Melling


Hugless Douglas Finds a Hug by David Melling

A new Hugless Douglas book in this bestselling series with 350,000 copies sold to date in 22 languages. This irresistibly soft, cuddly and interactive puppet book will endear Hugless Douglas to yet more children - perfect for snuggletime. Join Douglas as he hunts for a hug, stretching, waving, clapping and then opening his arms REALLY wide...Now everyone can have a Hugless Douglas hug! 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail


Cleverly packaged with its own soft, cuddly and interactive Douglas puppet... this book is a sure hit with your kids. little magazine (Singapore) Another winner for Hugless Douglas fans from David Melling. Carousel A heart-warming journey to discover the perfect hug. Hugless Douglas comes to life with an integrated hand puppet. Baby London 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.'

't Worry, Hugless Douglas: 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 Hugless Douglas is just the most adorable little character and much beloved by youngsters who adore his cheeky little smile. Coventry Telegraph A contender for our favourite young children's book of the year. Daily Record A special cuddly treat... a must for any Douglas fan. Bookbag Combining two treats at once, Hugless Douglas Finds a Hug! has a real soft toy perring out at its centre. Once detached, it can be party to a nice little story told on tough laminated boards. Independent on Sunday Another appealing story about this loveable character. Primary Times'

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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12 pages


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Publication date

5th September 2013



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