Author and Illustrator: David Melling
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Douglas wakes up after his winter sleep and finds that he really NEEDS a HUG!
He recalls the things that make up a good hug and sets out to find a good hug.
He hugs a snowball, because his best hugs are big…He hugs up and down a tree, because his best hugs are tall, he hugs a bush which reminded him of a comfy hug… but it was full of sheep that did not want to be hugged at all!
Poor Douglas, he just can’t find the hug he needs. Thankfully a friendly rabbit knows the solution and takes him to familiar cave.
I bet you can guess who has just woken up…It’s his mum!
A happy ending for Douglas who gets the best hug ever.
David Melling writes this story from the perspective of a young child. The themes are gentle and encourage kindness. It is true not everyone wants a hug and this is dealt with in a humorous way. The story is simple and interesting enough for young children to stay engaged.
A funny little story with bright cheerful pictures.
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- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books
- Publication Date: 2 Sep 2010
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0340950633
- ISBN-13: 978-0340950630
- Product Dimensions: 26.1 x 26.7 cm
- Age Range: 3-7 years
David Melling chats about Hugless Douglas
David Melling is a best-selling picture book author and illustrator, best known for his hit Hugless Douglas books.
“I loved drawing when I was growing up, just like most children really. My dad was a sculptor, so I was always asking him to help me with the difficult bits.”