David Melling - We Love You, Hugless Douglas! - Hachette Children's Group

We Love You, Hugless Douglas!

By David Melling

  • Paperback
  • £6.99

A new edition of this bestselling story with a striking new cover.

Hugless Douglas is looking for a best friend in this fourth adventure in the hugely popular series.

When Hugless Douglas goes on a best friend hunt with Flossie the sheep, everyone seems to have a best friend except him! Perhaps what Douglas is looking for is right under his nose...

This is the fourth 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

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444908305
  • Publication date: 09 Feb 2017
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
The illustrations show a gentle countryside in mostly shades of green, grey and apricot -- a perfect backdrop for the picturing of all the animals Douglas meets — School Librarian
This warm and funny tale tackles the subject of best friends ... This simple story is brought to life by its appealing and colourful cartoon style characters, and a good dose of child-friendly humour — Carousel
Hugless Douglas needs no introduction ... Somehow through all the daftness (the bouncing bunnies are particularly, satisfyingly, silly) the reader has been on a real emotional journey and will close the book smiling and reassured — Books For Keeps
David Melling's fourth book about Douglas is as funny and compelling as the first, combining endearing illustrations with an acute sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world — Family Interest Magazine
Bright and cheerful and positive — The Bookbag
Hugless Douglas goes from strength to strength ... Warm and reassuring — Parents In Touch
A lovely story about friendship and being there for others. Warm and reassuring. — Parents in Touch

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

Praise for Don't Worry, Hugless Douglas:

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
Brought to life by its appealing and colourful cartoon style characters, and a good dose of child-friendly humour... just the sort of thing to make little ones chuckle and stimulate their growing imaginations. — Carousel
Hugless Douglas goes from strength to strength. — Parents in Touch
One of the breakthrough new picture book characters of recent years, endearing bear Douglas returns in a new title celebrating best friends and love. — Bookseller
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