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  • Hugless Douglas Collection - 8 Books

    David Melling

    Product Code: HGDG
    Collection 3 years +
    (2)
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    Prepare to meet a huggable, loveable bear...

    You'll get a huge hug when you read through these exciting stories with your little one... David Melling's Hugless Douglas has become one of the cuddliest characters in children's books.

    These eight books are full of warm-hearted hilarity as the big bear enjoys a number of adventures as he tries to track down the perfect hug. The illustrations will capture young readers' attention and the flowing text is a joy to read aloud.

    Format: paperback
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  • Hugless Douglas

    David Melling

    Product Code: HDL2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    Author/illustrator David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Book Award.

    In this heart-warming tale, cuddly brown bear Douglas sets off in search of a big hug but can't quite get it right. Witty illustrations capture the suprised expressions on the faces of those hugged by Douglas along the way.

    The perfect book to prompt a big hug with your child!
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  • Colour with Splosh

    David Melling

    Product Code: AIGMC
    Board 3 years +
    This bright, bold, rhyming story from the creator of Hugless Douglas is a wonderfully funny introduction to colours for the very young and great to read aloud. Small children will fall in love with Splosh and his adorable fluffy duck friends as they splish and splash around in colourful paints. Can they paint a rainbow? This is the second title in the successful Splosh the duck series. Praise for Hugless Douglas: 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration. The Daily Mail
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  • Hugless Douglas and the Baby Birds

    David Melling

    Product Code: BXLKM
    Paperback
    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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  • Splosh!

    David Melling

    Product Code: AXGEW
    Paperback Toddlers
    (1)
    This bright, bold rhyming story from the creator of Hugless Douglas is a wonderfully funny introduction to numbers and counting for the very young and great to read aloud. Count from one to ten with the adorable Splosh and his hilarious fluffy duck friends as they waddle, quack and flap along the diving board. Will they be brave enough to dive into the paddling pool? Don't miss Colour with Splosh! - the second book in this popular series and a brilliant introduction to colours. Praise for Hugless Douglas: 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail
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  • First Arabic Words

    David Melling

    Product Code: AHGCV
    Paperback 5 years +
    Whether your child is learning English or Arabic, Oxford First Arabic Words gives your child a head start in learning another language by taking a picture-book journey through a day, with familiar settings, everyday things, and cute little dinosaurs. There is a bird's eye view of getting ready for school in the morning, the journey to school, inside the classroom, a birthday party, and even a trip to the seaside. As a first picture word book, this is perfect for children and their language teacher, or native speaker, to share together picking out the familiar items, playing the matching game, recognizing numbers, shapes and time words. It is ideal for supporting the language skills children are learning in school, language clubs, and for those learning English as a 2nd language. Over 400 Arabic words and their English translations are given next to their illustrations, on every page. There is also an expertly-levelled supplementary section at the back - a picture/word matching game, counting the ladybirds up to twenty, shapes, opposites, weather, time, and a comprehensive index. The David Melling (The Kiss that Missed, Fidget and Quilly) illustrations make this an adorable first bilingual word book.
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  • The Flying Diggers

    David Melling

    Product Code: BFWJT
    Paperback
    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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  • Oxford First French Flashcards

    David Melling

    Product Code: AHGDA
    Other 5 years +
    Oxford First French Flashcards are an ideal tool to give young children a head start in learning French in an engaging and interactive way. 50 double-sided cards show an illustration, French word, and English translation. Words include key everyday nouns as well as opposites, numbers and shapes, and transport. Ideal for using across the creative curriculum in school. Instructions for games and activities help reinforce learning in an engaging way. Ideal to use in MFL teaching in the classroom, afterschool clubs, and at home for an early introduction to French, or preparing for a holiday abroad.
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  • Don't Worry, Hugless Douglas

    David Melling

    Product Code: AFSXS
    Board 5 years +
    A sturdy board book edition of Don't Worry Hugless Douglas, part of this bestselling series that has sold over 350,000 copies in 18 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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  • Hugless Douglas Animals

    David Melling

    Product Code: AUKGE
    Other
    Sheep, bunnies, owl, bear ...come for a woodland walk with Douglas and discover his animal friends. A delightful celebration of animals with everyone's favourite bear, Hugless Douglas. A sturdy board book that is perfect for little paws. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and Douglas the brown bear is a timeless character. The Hugless Douglas books have sold over 1.4 million copies to date in 26 languages. Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014. 'Hugless Douglas fits right in with the well-loved classics like Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear and will be remembered for many years to come.' Guardian
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  • Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake

    David Melling

    Product Code: BIX2
    Paperback 3 years +
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    Join Douglas on a honey hunt in the seventh Hugless Douglas adventure. This bestselling series has sold over 1.4 million copies to date in 26 languages! The sheep are baking honey cakes and Douglas can't wait to try them. He's sure that food without honey just isn't yummy. Can he ever be tempted to try something new? David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his seventh 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. 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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  • Once Upon a Bedtime

    David Melling

    Product Code: BZICI
    Paperback
    The perfect bedtime story by the author and illustrator of the number one bestselling Hugless Douglas series, David Melling. The sun was setting on Sleepy Street as Rabbit and the others began to yawn ... Rabbit helps his friends get ready for bed in this adorable bedtime story. But when they hear a strange noise it turns out to be a sad monster. Will they be able to cheer their new friend up before bedtime? 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 1.4 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.
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  • Hugless Douglas First Words Board Book

    David Melling

    Product Code: BVKYZ
    Other
    It's bedtime for Hugless Douglas and he's exploring some first words. Pyjamas, teddy, book . . . and finally a hug from Mum! A delightful celebration of everyday words with everyone's favourite bear, Hugless Douglas. A sturdy board book that is perfect for little paws. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and Douglas the brown bear is a timeless character. The Hugless Douglas books have sold over 1.4 million copies to date in 26 languages. Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014. 'Hugless Douglas fits right in with the well-loved classics like Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear and will be remembered for many years to come.' Guardian
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  • Smile with Splosh Board Book

    David Melling

    Product Code: BUNGN
    Other
    Is Splosh happy or sad? Find out in this fun adventure from the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas. Splosh and his fluffy duck friends are exploring the countryside. On the way they get lost - and a bit scared. Will Splosh be brave enough to ask for help? This adorable story will help introduce the idea of emotions to the youngest of readers.
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  • A Day with Splosh Board Book

    David Melling

    Product Code: BUNGK
    Other
    Join Splosh on his busy day in this fun story from the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas. Splosh has a busy day at Little School planned - there's all his fluffy duck friends to see, kites to fly and painting to be done. Will he be able to do everything? This adorable story will introduce the daily routine to the youngest of readers.
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  • Hugless Douglas Goes to Little School Board book

    David Melling

    Product Code: BQJYV
    Other
    A board book edition of this bestselling story. Hugless Douglas is very excited to be going to Little School. There is so much to do - and lots of hugs to be given out! This is the sixth adventure in the hugely popular 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. Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book and a number one bestseller, selling over 450,000 copies. 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail 'Winningly executed' The Sunday Times
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  • Once Upon a Bedtime

    David Melling

    Product Code: BPNZD
    Hardback 3 years +
    The perfect bedtime story by the bestselling author and illustrator of the Hugless Douglas series, David Melling. The sun was setting on Sleepy Street as Rabbit and the others began to yawn . . . Rabbit helps his friends get ready for bed in this adorable bedtime story. But when a strange noise turns out to be a sad monster they can't go to bed. Will they be able to cheer their new friend up before bedtime?
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  • Funny Bunnies: Up and Down

    David Melling

    Product Code: BMJZG
    Paperback Toddlers
    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!Don't miss Funny Bunnies: Rain or Shine - a brilliant introduction to weather.Praise for Hugless Douglas: 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail
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  • Funny Bunnies: Rain or Shine

    David Melling

    Product Code: BMJTU
    Paperback Toddlers
    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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  • Knight Tales

    David Melling

    Product Code: BKGTH
    Paperback 3 years +
    From the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas, this classic collection features three stories in one and is filled with quests, magic, humour and bedtime kisses.The king is in a hurry and blows his son a bedtime kiss... but it misses. The kiss flies out of the window and a brave knight and his horse are sent on a quest to bring it back. This loveable duo find themselves heading on more quests in their other adventures. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations and unforgettable characters.Includes:The Kiss That MissedGood Knight Sleep TightThe Three Wishes'Melling's illustrations are as snazzy and snappy as his prose.' Guardian
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  • Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake

    David Melling

    Product Code: BCXEF
    Other 3 years +
    The seventh adventure in the bestselling Hugless Douglas series, by one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators, now available as a board book - let's get baking! The sheep are baking honey cakes and Hugless Douglas can't wait to try them. He's sure that food without honey just isn't yummy. Can he ever be tempted to try something new? The perfect story for fussy eaters everywhere. The Hugless Douglas series has sold over 1.4 million copies to date in 26 languages! David Melling's 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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  • We Love You, Hugless Douglas!

    David Melling

    Product Code: AXKBF
    Paperback 3 years +
    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
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  • D is for Duck!

    David Melling

    Product Code: AXGLQ
    Paperback Toddlers
    Come on an alphabet adventure with Duck in this brilliantly funny story from the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas. Duck is a magician. Abracadabra! He can conjure up a bunny, a chicken and even the king of the jungle. But can he make a dragon disappear? David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations and unforgettable characters. 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail
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  • Just Like My Mummy

    David Melling

    Product Code: AWTXQ
    Paperback Babies
    From the creator of the bestselling Hugless Douglas, this humorous, touching tale is a celebration of mums everywhere and the perfect companion to Just Like My Dad. One mischievous little lion cub is keen to show how he can act just like his mum. But when it comes to bedtime, there's no one as good as her! 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.
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