How to Hug with Hugless Douglas

Author(s): David Melling

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Stretch. smile and squeeeeeeze, and join Hugless Douglas and his friends for a fun-filled hugging competition. What prize will Douglas win? With a soft and strokeable touch-and-feel cover, this gorgeous gift book is bound to endear Douglas to yet more young fans.

Now everyone can give the best and biggest bear hugs!

Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014 and this bestselling series has sold over 1.4 million copies to date in 26 languages.

'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail


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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.' Bookbag 'Douglas will no doubt become a hit as he is such a lovable character.' Families South West Praise for Don'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

David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Smarties Book Award and the Independent Booksellers Award. His Hugless Douglas books have sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide, and the loveable brown bear has starred in a World Book Day book as well as his own theatre show. Before becoming an internationally-acclaimed author-illustrator, David worked as an animation artist for films including the much-loved Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs. One of his most popular picture books The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day.

General Fields

  • : 9781444924084
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : May 2016
  • : 265mm X 260mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : full colour throughout
  • : 14
  • : Hardback
  • : David Melling