Hugless Douglas (Board)

Author(s): David Melling

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Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug. He goes to try and find one but none of them seem quite right. Join Douglas on his search for the perfect bear hug! Douglas is a irresistible and hugely popular character created by David Melling - one of today's leading author/illustrators.


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A charming and endearing tale about searching for the right one. -- Bookseller 20100611 A thoroughly enjoyable experience. -- Bookbag 20100901 Douglas... will no doubt become a hit as he is such a lovable character. -- Families South West 20101201 Make sure this adorable books is top of the pile for bedtime reads. -- Maternity & Infant 20101101 '... the perfect bedtime book.' -- 20110617

David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Book Award. Before becoming an internationally-acclaimed and best-selling author/illustrator, David worked as a photographer and as an animation artist for films including the much-loved Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs. He was born in Oxford and still lives near the city with his wife and two children. His popular picture book The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day with a voiceover by Hugh Laurie. The animation was shortlisted for the Pulcinella Award 2005 in the 'Best TV Movie' category.

General Fields

  • : 9781444907636
  • : Hachette Children's Books
  • : Hodder Children's Books
  • : August 2012
  • : 165mm X 165mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.92
  • : 28
  • : chiefly col. Illustrations
  • : David Melling
  • : Board book