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Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep

David Melling

10 Reviews

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Hugless Douglas, For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Fiction, Baby books, Picture books: character books, Picture storybooks

A wonderful new adventure about Hugless Douglas - the lovable huggable bear!

Hugless Douglas is very excited about Rabbit's sleepover, but he collects so many friends along the way that soon it's a big squash in Rabbit's small burrow! How will they ever get to sleep?

Douglas has already captured the hearts of thousands of children and this third delightful story is as funny and compelling as the first. Perfect for bedtime and hugtime, David Melling's heartwarming story is brought to life by brilliantly imaginative illustrations.

The bestselling series includes Hugless Douglas, Don't Worry, Hugless Douglas, a Hugless Douglas board book and a fabulous app read by Alan Davies.

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Praise for Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep

  • Praise for Hugless Douglas:

  • A charming and endearing tale. - Bookseller

  • A thoroughly enjoyable experience. - Bookbag

  • Douglas will no doubt become a hit as he is such a lovable character. - Families South West

  • Another warm and charming story featuring the amiable but often bewildered Douglas. Wonderful. - Peters Gazette

  • The whole book works very well, being both funny and silly and yet, also, charming and relevant to small children. - Bookbag

  • Beautifully illustrated, with uncomplicated, funny text, this is perfect snuggle-up bedtime fare. - Bookseller

  • A lovely book for going to sleep to, or share when your child has a guest for a sleepover. - Junior

  • Hugless Douglas has found his way into children's hearts. - Parents In Touch

  • As ever the illustrations are a particular joy. - School Librarian

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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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