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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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Hugless Douglas and the Baby Birds

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

Join Douglas for springtime magic in a new adventure. This bestselling series has sold over 1.6 million copies to date in 24 languages!When a nest full of eggs comes crashing down Hugless Douglas offers to look after them until Swoopy Bird has built a new home. But Douglas soon discovers a hug is not enough to keep a little egg safe. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his ninth 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

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Rain or Shine

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

This bright, bold, rhyming story from the creator of the bestselling Hugless Douglas is a wonderfully funny introduction to weather for the very young and great to read aloud.Follow the hilarious pogo-stick loving bunnies through rain, wind, ice and snow. Whatever the weather, the funny bunnies always play together!Don't miss Funny Bunnies: Up and Down - a brilliant introduction to opposites.Praise for Hugless Douglas: 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration. Daily Mail

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D is for Duck!

David Melling
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David Melling
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We Love You, Hugless Douglas!

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

Hugless Douglas is looking for a best friend in this fourth adventure in the hugely popular series.When Hugless Douglas goes on a best friend hunt with Flossie the sheep, everyone seems to have a best friend except him! Perhaps what Douglas is looking for is right under his nose...This is the fourth 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

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Spots, Stripes and Zigzags

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 uncle, aunt and cousin Prune. But Sam's about to discover a magical scroll listing the six quests he must complete to become a knight ... and with Prune's help, he's already managed three of them! Now he has to earn his very own knightly shield. Prune knows where to go for armour: Puddlewink Castle! But before they can cross the drawbridge they're stopped by a terrifying creature. Will Sam's knightly dreams end here?

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Hugless Douglas Colours Board Book

David Melling
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David Melling
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How to Hug with Hugless Douglas

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling
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Hugless Douglas activity book app

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

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Up and Down

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

This bright, bold rhyming story from the creator of the bestselling Hugless Douglas is a wonderfully funny introduction to opposites for the very young and great to read aloud.Follow these hilarious pogo-stick loving bunnies through their crazy day. These bunnies go up and these bunnies go down. Sometimes they're funny and sometimes they frown!Praise for Hugless Douglas: 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily MailHello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014.

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Hugless Douglas and Friends activity book

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling
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Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep

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

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The Scallywags Blow Their Top!

David Melling
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David Melling
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The Flying Diggers

Ian Whybrow, David Melling
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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.

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Ghost Goblins

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

Beware - there are goblins living among us! Within these pages lies a glimpse into their secret world. But read quickly, and speak softly, in case the goblins spot you...Drysniff, Sludge and Gusset have been squashed by a pig and turned into ghosts. They've been given a fine new home, but there's just one problem: the Windy Nibblers are living there already. Sounds like the only answer is a haunting competition. May the scariest ghosts win!A riotous, laugh-out-loud funny series for younger readers from the bestselling author of Hugless Douglas, David Melling.

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Shadow Goblins

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

Beware - there are goblins living among us! Within these pages lies a glimpse into their secret world. But read quickly, and speak softly, in case the goblins spot you...Stinglip and Pungent are at Shadow Goblin school, learning how to steal shadows. It's not going well for either of them, but when they meet a skeleton who has lost his shadow, the two little goblins know exactly how to save the day...A riotous, laugh-out-loud funny series for younger readers from the bestselling author of Hugless Douglas, David Melling.

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All Change!

Ian Whybrow, David Melling
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Ian Whybrow, David Melling

Tiger is upset. No one has remembered his birthday - or so he thinks. His friend, Miss Lollipop, takes him on a wonderful birthday adventure: with the refrain 'All change!', they leap from one different form of transport to another, which get increasingly unlikely as they go - picking up animals and birthday presents on the way! Tiger ends up having the best birthday ever.'This joyfully infectious book is an enjoyable romp that also throws up some nice surprises with its join-in refrain.' - The GuardianIllustrated by the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas. Find out more about David Melling here http://www.davidmelling.co.uk/Written by the author of the popular Harry and the Dinosaurs series. Read more about Ian Whybrow at http://www.ianwhybrow.com/

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Puddle Goblins

David Melling
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David Melling
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Two By Two and a Half

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling

The nursery class is lined up in twos and ready to go out with Miss Moo Hoo. Little Bat Jack is on his own at the back, but he doesn't mind. As they walk through the woods, they hear, feel and see something rather unusual... what on earth could it possibly be?'With playful text and a catchy refrain, Little Bat Jack proves that all the best things come in small packages.' - JuniorDavid Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators. The Hugless Douglas series has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages.

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The Scallywags

David Melling
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David Melling
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Just Like My Dad

David Melling
Authors:
David Melling