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Hugless Douglas Board Book

By David Melling

  • Board book
  • £5.99

A board book edition of this bestselling picture book. Ever feel like you need a really big bear hug?

A board book edition of this bestselling picture book.

Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug. He goes to try and find one but none of them seem quite right. Join Douglas on his search for the perfect bear hug!

This is the first adventure in the 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.

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

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444907636
  • Publication date: 05 Jan 2012
  • Page count: 30
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
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Not suitable for children under 5 months of age
Oozes the 'ah' factor as the big bear searches for the perfect hug — Sunday Independent (Dublin)
Endearing and funny — Bournemouth Daily Echo
A charming and endearing tale — The Bookseller
This deceptively simply story quickly becomes a favourite — Carousel
One for softies big and small — Junior
Heart-warming ... a perfect tale to share with little ones — Families Magazine
Great fun — Nursery World
The perfect bedtime read, ideal for sending children off to sleep feeling loved — Parents In Touch
Awww... Hugless Douglas is so sweet! — Bookwitch
A charming and endearing tale about searching for the right one. — Bookseller
A thoroughly enjoyable experience. — Bookbag
Douglas... will no doubt become a hit as he is such a lovable character. — Families South West
Make sure this adorable books is top of the pile for bedtime reads. — Maternity & Infant
'... the perfect bedtime book.' — Booktrust.org.uk
Good for a bedtime snuggle-up. — Cork Evening Echo
The perfect bedtime read, ideal for sending children off to sleep feeling loved. — parentsintouch.co.uk
Oozes the 'aah' factor as the big bear searches for the perfect hug. — Dublin Sunday Independent
This deceptively simple story quickly becomes a favourite. — Carousel
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