Ever feel like you need a really big bear hug?
David Melling is one of the leading children's author/illustrators today and this perfect match of humour and endearing artwork launches a new character with huge potential on the Hodder Picture book list. Douglas is a brown, huggable, lovable bear, and he 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!
About the Author
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 picture book The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day with a voice over by Hugh Laurie and it was shortlisted for the Pulcinella Award 2005 for 'Best TV Movie' category.
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) *
Series: Hugless Douglas
For Ages: 2 - 4 years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 2nd September 2010
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 25.5 x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1