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
Ever feel like you need a really big bear hug?
Long-listed for Kate Greenaway Medal 2011.
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
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 voice over by Hugh Laurie. The animation was shortlisted for the Pulcinella Award 2005 in the 'Best TV Movie' category.