David Melling - Happy Birthday, Hugless Douglas! - Hachette Children's Group

Happy Birthday, Hugless Douglas!

By David Melling

  • Paperback
  • £6.99

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

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

Hugless Douglas is very excited about his birthday surprise. But when the surprise turns out to be his over-excited twin cousins, Douglas is sure this will be the worst birthday ever!

This is the fifth 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

Biographical Notes

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.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444913279
  • Publication date: 02 Oct 2014
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
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