The fourth Hugless Douglas adventure in this bestselling series with 1.4 million copies sold to date in 26 languages.
When 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...
David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his fourth 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.' The Daily Mail
The illustrations show a gentle countryside in mostly shades of green, grey and apricot -- a perfect backdrop for the picturing of all the animals Douglas meets * School Librarian *
This warm and funny tale tackles the subject of best friends ... This simple story is brought to life by its appealing and colourful cartoon style characters, and a good dose of child-friendly humour * Carousel *
Hugless Douglas needs no introduction ... Somehow through all the daftness (the bouncing bunnies are particularly, satisfyingly, silly) the reader has been on a real emotional journey and will close the book smiling and reassured * Books For Keeps *
David Melling's fourth book about Douglas is as funny and compelling as the first, combining endearing illustrations with an acute sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world * Family Interest Magazine *
Bright and cheerful and positive * The Bookbag *
Hugless Douglas goes from strength to strength ... Warm and reassuring * Parents In Touch *
A lovely story about friendship and being there for others. Warm and reassuring. * Parents in Touch *
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 *
Brought to life by its appealing and colourful cartoon style characters, and a good dose of child-friendly humour... just the sort of thing to make little ones chuckle and stimulate their growing imaginations. * Carousel *
Hugless Douglas goes from strength to strength. * Parents in Touch *
One of the breakthrough new picture book characters of recent years, endearing bear Douglas returns in a new title celebrating best friends and love. * Bookseller *
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 1.6 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.