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Hugless Douglas in on a hunt for the perfect bear hug! Join him and see why this delightful cuddly tale has been entertaining families for ten years.

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.

This very special anniversary edition of Hugless Douglas’ first adventure is a must for fans of this much-loved series, which has sold over 1.6 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.

‘Hugless Douglas fits right in with the well-loved classics.’ Guardian


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
One for softies big and small
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!