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Hugless Douglas and the Baby Birds

David Melling

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For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Picture storybooks

The ninth adventure in the bestselling series about the big bear with the big heart!

Join Douglas for springtime magic in a new adventure. This bestselling series has sold over 1.6 million copies to date in 26 languages!

When a nest full of eggs comes crashing down Hugless Douglas offers to look after them until Swoopy Bird has built a new home. But Douglas soon discovers a hug is not enough to keep a little egg safe.

David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his ninth book about Douglas the brown bear is as funny and compelling as the first. It combines brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world.

'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' - Daily Mail

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Praise for Hugless Douglas and the Baby Birds

  • Hugless Douglas fits right in with the well-loved classics like Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear and will be remembered for many years to come. - Guardian

  • Hugless Douglas Finds a Hug is a contender for our favourite young children's book of the year! - Daily Record

  • Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep made us laugh out loud from the very first page. - Storyseekers

  • . . . has found his way into children's hearts. - Parents in Touch

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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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