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Interview with David Melling

David Melling is the international bestselling author and illustrator who first came to our attention with the critically acclaimed The Kiss That Missed, and whose The Tale of Jack Frost went from page to animated TV feature, voiced by Hugh Laurie. Here he talks to Graham Marks about how he became a children’s book illustrator, his influences, his passions and why he loves Twitter…

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The Tale of Jack Frost

David Melling
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David Melling

From the creator of Hugless Douglas and The Kiss That Missed this beautiful picture book tells the story of Jack, the small boy with the frozen touch. This winter classic has enchanted children for over ten years. With a sparkly foiled cover, this stunning new edition is something to treasure.There was once a group of trees who were fed up with living in a deep, dark and crowded valley - so they moved to the enchanted forest. But as everybody knows, trees cannot walk without magic.The Jack Frost BBC animation has become a classic Christmas favourite.'Exquisitely illustrated and beautifully told.' Primary Times

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To the Rescue!

Vivian French, David Melling
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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.

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We Love You, Hugless Douglas!

David Melling
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David Melling
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Combat at the Castle

Vivian French, David Melling
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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.With the help of his cousin Prune, Sam has discovered a magical scroll that tells him the six quests he must complete to become a knight, and he's already finished four! For his fifth quest, Sam must defeat a fearsome foe. But it's a snowy day, and he and Prune are stuck inside. There are no enemies to be found - until Uncle Archibald sends them to the cellar ...

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The Star-faced Crocodile

David Melling
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David Melling

Starring two fabulously fun characters - a bear with a banjo and a star-faced crocodile - this is a tale of friendship and music. Told with warmth and wit and accompanied by vibrant watercolour artwork, it teaches us how to respect the world we live in and the delicate balance of nature.A starry celebration of friendship from the creator of the bestselling Hugless Douglas series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages.'A warm tale of friendship.' Junior

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Hugless Douglas Colours

David Melling
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David Melling
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How to Hug with Hugless Douglas

David Melling
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David Melling
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A Very Bothersome Bear

Vivian French, David Melling
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Vivian French, David Melling
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A Horse Called Dora

Vivian French, David Melling
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Vivian French, David Melling
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Dragons Can't Swim

Vivian French, David Melling
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Vivian French, David Melling

A funny, exciting series for younger readers, by the bestselling Vivian French and David Melling.Sam J. Butterbiggins' only ambition is to be a Very Noble Knight, but he has a problem - he's been packed off to the castle next door to stay with his aunt and uncle while his parents are away. Not only does he have to put up with his annoying cousin Prune, there's also the weird creatures his aunt looks after in her Luxury Accommodation for Dragons, Griffins and other Regal Beasts to contend with!But when Godfrey the dragon gets stuck down a well, Sam and Prune have to work together to come to the rescue. Inside the well they make an incredible discovery - a scroll giving instructions on the six quests to be completed in order to become the perfect knight! Sam's ambition seems close at hand - if only Prune would stop getting in the way...

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Two By Two and a Half

David Melling
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David Melling
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The Scallywags Blow Their Top!

David Melling
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David Melling

The Scallywags are a band of unruly wolves who find it hard to behave properly. But after they storm out of the Forest Show, they meet their match in the shape of a little sheep. It's not long before they are begging to be accepted again by the other animals. A brilliant follow-up to The Scallywags that shows, in the funniest possible way, that it doesn't pay to lose your temper.From the bestselling creator of the Hugless Douglas series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages.'A useful story to show children that it's no fun being at the receiving end of a bad temper.' - Junior

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Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep

David Melling
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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

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Hugless Douglas

David Melling
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David Melling

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Don't Worry, Hugless Douglas

David Melling
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David Melling

A sturdy board book edition of Don't Worry, Hugless Douglas, part of the bestselling series that has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 countries worldwide.Where do you go with a BIG worry? Douglas knows he can count on Dad. Douglas' dad gives him a wonderful new woolly hat. He races outside to show it off and doesn't realise that it's unravelling! Douglas' friends have lots of ideas about how to put things right but it is left to the little bear to work out for himself the best thing to do...Hugless Douglas is an irrresistible and hugely popular pre-school character created by David Melling - one of today's leading author-illustrators.'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' The Daily Mail

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The Flying Diggers

Ian Whybrow, David Melling
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Ian Whybrow, David Melling
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Jump In!

Ian Whybrow, David Melling
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Ian Whybrow, David Melling
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The Three Wishes

David Melling
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David Melling

The loveable duo from The Kiss That Missed are back in a third adventure!The hapless knight and his faithful horse are left to babysit the prince and princess. But babysitting is a lot harder than they think. Add to the mix - a bag of spells, a little magic and three wishes - and it's going to be a long night. From the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas, this delightful story is full of humour, charm and magic.

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The Scallywags

David Melling
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David Melling
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The Dinosaur Game

David Melling
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David Melling