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
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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
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