David Melling - How to Hug with Hugless Douglas - Hachette Children's Group

How to Hug with Hugless Douglas

Touch-and-Feel Cover

By David Melling

  • Hardback
  • £10.99

A gorgeous Hugless Douglas gift book with a touch-and-feel cover. Ready, steady, hug!

Stretch. smile and squeeeeeeze, and join Hugless Douglas and his friends for a fun-filled hugging competition. What prize will Douglas win? With a soft and strokeable touch-and-feel cover, this gorgeous gift book is bound to endear Douglas to yet more young fans.

Now everyone can give the best and biggest bear hugs!

Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014 and this bestselling series has sold over 1.4 million copies to date in 26 languages.

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

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444924084
  • Publication date: 16 Oct 2015
  • Page count: 14
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Toy Safety Mark



Suitable from birth
Cleverly packaged with its own soft, cuddly and interactive Douglas puppet... this book is a sure hit with your kids. — little magazine (Singapore)
Another winner for Hugless Douglas fans from David Melling. — Carousel
A heart-warming journey to discover the perfect hug. Hugless Douglas comes to life with an integrated hand puppet. — Baby London

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
Hugless Douglas is just the most adorable little character and much beloved by youngsters who adore his cheeky little smile. — Coventry Telegraph
A contender for our favourite young children's book of the year. — Daily Record
A special cuddly treat... a must for any Douglas fan. — Bookbag
Combining two treats at once, Hugless Douglas Finds a Hug! has a real soft toy perring out at its centre. Once detached, it can be party to a nice little story told on tough laminated boards. — Independent on Sunday
Another appealing story about this loveable character. — Primary Times
Orchard Books

The Wonderbird

David Lucas
Authors:
David Lucas

A breathtakingly beautiful picture book about togetherness, perfect for fans of The Fox and the Star.A flock of birds flew among the stars, twittering, chirruping, piping, hooting, all singing one wonderful song ...They sang to the Wonderbird, a million different voices all in harmony.But who IS the Wonderbird? wondered Piper.As the birds scatter to seek the mysterious Wonderbird, Piper travels to the edge of the Milky Way ... and, lost and alone, discovers the answer to his question. David Lucas's extraordinary book reminds us that there is nothing more powerful than togetherness.

Orchard Books

The Snow Queen

Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen, Laura Barrett
Contributors:
Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen, Laura Barrett

Hans Christian Andersen's classic story of The Snow Queen has enchanted children for over 150 years.Join Gerda on her journey to rescue her best friend Kai from the Snow Queen's icy palace in this magical retelling from award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean, with stunning silhouette illustrations by Laura Barrett.

Hodder Children's Books

Hugless Douglas Plays Hide-and-seek

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

Join Douglas and his friends for some hide-and-seek fun in a new adventure. This bestselling series has sold over 1.6 million copies!Hugless Douglas loves to play hide-and-seek but he's so big he can never find a good enough hiding place. So he and Little Sheep team up to be the best seekers ever. But what happens when someone gets a little more lost than they planned?David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his tenth 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

Hodder Children's Books

Once Upon a Bedtime

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling
Hodder Children's Books

Pugicorn

Matilda Rose, Tim Budgen
Contributors:
Matilda Rose, Tim Budgen
Hodder Children's Books

A Day with Splosh Board Book

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

Join Splosh on his busy day in this fun story from the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas. Splosh has a busy day at Little School planned - there's all his fluffy duck friends to see, kites to fly and painting to be done. Will he be able to do everything?This adorable story will introduce the daily routine to the youngest of readers.

Hodder Children's Books

Smile with Splosh Board Book

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling
Hodder Children's Books

Amazing

Steve Antony
Authors:
Steve Antony
Hodder Children's Books

Hugless Douglas and the Baby Birds

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling
Hodder Children's Books

Knight Tales

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

From the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas, this classic collection features three stories in one and is filled with quests, magic, humour and bedtime kisses.The king is in a hurry and blows his son a bedtime kiss... but it misses. The kiss flies out of the window and a brave knight and his horse are sent on a quest to bring it back. This loveable duo find themselves heading on more quests in their other adventures. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations and unforgettable characters.Includes:The Kiss That MissedGood Knight Sleep TightThe Three Wishes'Melling's illustrations are as snazzy and snappy as his prose.' Guardian

Hodder Children's Books

Merry Christmas, Hugless Douglas

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

Join Douglas for festive fun in the eighth Hugless Douglas adventure. This bestselling series has sold over 1.4 million copies to date in 26 languages!Hugless Douglas knows what Christmas is all about - it's excitement, snowing sheep, finding a tree, sledging and and being with friends. And one more thing of course... Christmas hugs!David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his seventh 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.Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014. 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' - Daily Mail

Hodder Children's Books

Hugless Douglas Goes to Little School

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

A new edition of this bestselling story with a striking new cover.Hugless Douglas is very excited to be going to Little School. There is so much to do - and lots of hugs to be given out!This is the sixth 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'Winningly executed' The Sunday Times

Hodder Children's Books

To the Rescue!

Vivian French, David Melling
Contributors:
Vivian French, David Melling

A funny, exciting series for younger readers, by the bestselling Vivian French and David Melling.Sam J. Butterbiggins has one wish: to become a Very Noble Knight. But he's been packed off to his aunt and uncle's castle where knightly activities are not allowed. Sam's final quest is the hardest yet. With his cousin Prune by his side, he's going to have to use all his knightly skills as he heads into the Fearsome Forest. The wolves live there - and, high in the trees, even more terryifying creatures ...Beautifully illustrated throughout by David Melling.

Hodder Children's Books

Splosh!

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

This bright, bold rhyming story from the creator of Hugless Douglas is a wonderfully funny introduction to numbers and counting for the very young and great to read aloud.Count from one to ten with the adorable Splosh and his hilarious fluffy duck friends as they waddle, quack and flap along the diving board. Will they be brave enough to dive into the paddling pool?Don't miss Colour with Splosh! - the second book in this popular series and a brilliant introduction to colours.Praise for Hugless Douglas: 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail

Hodder Children's Books

Combat at the Castle

Vivian French, David Melling
Contributors:
Vivian French, David Melling
Hodder Children's Books

The Flying Diggers

Ian Whybrow, David Melling
Contributors:
Ian Whybrow, David Melling

Transforming diggers, a rescue adventure and the power of imagination - a surefire hit with boys, created by the bestselling Ian Whybrow and David Melling.When Teddy's grandpa makes Teddy and his best friend Ruby some toy diggers they don't realise how special they are . . . until they start to play with them and the diggers transform into magic flying diggers and swoop the children off for a fantastic jungle adventure. The author of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs and the ilustrator of The Kiss That Missed join forces once again to bring you a dynamic and engaging book for boys.

Hodder Children's Books

Spots, Stripes and Zigzags

Vivian French, David Melling
Contributors:
Vivian French, David Melling
Hodder Children's Books

Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep Board Book

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

Join Douglas on a sleepover in this board book edition of the third Hugless Douglas adventure. This bestselling series has sold over 1.4 million copies to date in 26 languages!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?David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his third 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. Perfect for bedtime and hugtime! Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014. 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' - Daily Mail

Hodder Children's Books

Colour with Splosh!

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

This bright, bold, rhyming story from the creator of Hugless Douglas is a wonderfully funny introduction to colours for the very young and great to read aloud.Small children will fall in love with Splosh as he searches for his fluffy duck friends and discovers colours along the way! This is the second title in the successful Splosh the duck series.Praise for Hugless Douglas: 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration. The Daily Mail

Hodder Children's Books

Just Like My Dad Board Book

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

A board book edition of this bestselling story.One little lion cub can't wait to grow up and do everything just like his dad.From the creator of Hugless Douglas, this humorous, touching tale is a celebration of dads everywhere - even if they are moody, lazy and good at pretending to be busy!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.