Hugless Douglas
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Hugless Douglas

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A new edition of this bestselling story with a striking new cover.

Hugless 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!

This is the first 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
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 261 x 265 x 5mm | 180g
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4-colour
  • 0340950633
  • 9780340950630
  • 25,747

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Oozes the 'ah' factor as the big bear searches for the perfect hug Sunday Independent (Dublin) 20121202
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This deceptively simple story quickly becomes a favourite. * Carousel * Oozes the 'aah' factor as the big bear searches for the perfect hug. * Dublin Sunday Independent * The perfect bedtime read, ideal for sending children off to sleep feeling loved. * parentsintouch.co.uk * Good for a bedtime snuggle-up. * Cork Evening Echo * '... the perfect bedtime book.' * Booktrust.org.uk * Make sure this adorable books is top of the pile for bedtime reads. * Maternity & Infant * Douglas... will no doubt become a hit as he is such a lovable character. * Families South West * A thoroughly enjoyable experience. * Bookbag * A charming and endearing tale about searching for the right one. * Bookseller * Awww... Hugless Douglas is so sweet! * Bookwitch * The perfect bedtime read, ideal for sending children off to sleep feeling loved * Parents In Touch * Great fun * Nursery World * Heart-warming ... a perfect tale to share with little ones * Families Magazine * One for softies big and small * Junior * This deceptively simply story quickly becomes a favourite * Carousel * A charming and endearing tale * The Bookseller * Endearing and funny * Bournemouth Daily Echo * Oozes the 'ah' factor as the big bear searches for the perfect hug * Sunday Independent (Dublin) *
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About David Melling

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.
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Rating details

1,239 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 38% (475)
4 39% (487)
3 19% (231)
2 3% (31)
1 1% (15)
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