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RebeccaSMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 03-Sep-13 14:02:31

We are delighted to announce that our children's picture book of the month is the bear with the big heart, We Love You Hugless Douglas by David Melling.

This wonderful book is both written and illustrated by David Melling and follows Hugless Douglas as he journeys to find a best friend with Flossie the Sheep. Yet perhaps what Douglas is looking for is right under his nose...

To find out more about the book and author and how to enter the draw to win one of fifty copies of the book, visit the chapter book of the month page. Please come back and let us know what you thought of the book on the thread and you'll be entered to win a giant Douglas plush toy!

custardcream1000 Sun 06-Oct-13 17:47:47

My eldest (5) really enjoyed this book. It is written is a simple way so that the messages in the story would be apparent to fairly young readers; mainly friendship, determination and manners. The illustrations are lovely and really enhanced the story.

rachelmccraith Tue 01-Oct-13 12:14:14

I thought this book was lovely. The illustrations are beautiful, and the writing is easy for children to understand. I liked that the font size was large and there weren't too many words on each page. Children seem to get bored if there is tons of small writing in a book, so this was perfect. I also enjoyed the nice message that came across in the story.

lucyhac Mon 30-Sep-13 18:37:38

As with the other 2 douglas books we have this one doesn't fall short - The pictures and story are very heart warming . infact i think its already becoming a favourite !! - thank you so much for our copy - bedtime stories are so so important - its fab to get a new one to add to the mix.

MissRee Sun 29-Sep-13 14:19:56

I love it - beautifully illustrated and with a lovely heartwarming story. Unfortunately DD was bored half way through so maybe it's one to keep for when she's a bit older.

pennwood Sat 28-Sep-13 17:14:26

David Melling has created a lovely book with bright illustrations which Amelia (2 years) has thoroughly enjoyed. Every time I get to the end she says 'Again!' I know what series I will need to get to send to Santa!!

FairyJen Fri 27-Sep-13 16:02:44

Beautiful beautiful book with a very sweet message in it. Dd has now nn ds huggy duggy which he finds delightful and they have started acting out bits of the book with their toys.

Thanks MNHQ!!

mummyofmany8 Fri 27-Sep-13 15:53:33

Thank you for our copy of 'We love you Hugless Douglas' what a lovely has become my foster childrens favorite bedtime read,they sit cuddling thier teddies and join in with the story.
The pictures are lovely and bright and gave the children lots to talk about and there has been lots more hugging going on in our house since the book arrived,my one little girl has asked for the other books for christmas.

ditrue Fri 27-Sep-13 14:17:37

Thank you for our copy of 'We Love You Hugless Douglas' It is a lovely book and Tyler really enjoyed it. The illustrations are really good and it is a really nice story. It has already become a firm favourite here.

Aintnosunshine Wed 25-Sep-13 20:49:18

Thank you for our copy of We Love You Hugless Douglas. It was a lovely tale about all being friends together - which is particularly relevant when my 3 year old is all about best friends at the moment. She really enjoyed it and said "ah, what a nice story" at the end.

glenka Wed 25-Sep-13 09:55:59

Thank you for the chance to get a copy of this book. i have read this book to my niece and nephew and they really liked the book, the pictures are very colourful and really brought the book to life. i am now going to go out and buy the other books in the range to go with this one.

Bakingtins Tue 24-Sep-13 13:34:17

Thank you for the copy of "We love you Hugless Douglas" The illustrations are great and we felt sorry for Douglas when he was lonely, and happy when his friends came to find him.

Pascha Mon 23-Sep-13 13:52:01

This is a lovely book and has made it very quickly onto 3yr old DS1's bedtime favourite pile. He likes the bouncing bunnies best. I rather love the two old cows sitting making milkshake. This is a book which gets asked for again and again and we will be looking out for others.

Firewall Sat 21-Sep-13 23:29:03

My LO loves this book! He received it for his birthday and regularly chooses it for bedtime reading! He loves the bears and the pictures are very appealing to the eye

RuthPat76 Fri 20-Sep-13 18:41:21

What a lovely book smile - we won this in your giveaway thanks My 4 yr old says "it's good! I like it when the rabbits surprise him". My 9 yr old was also enjoying every minute. The illustrations give added humour to these beautiful children's books. I think I am a bit like Douglas in this book "We Love you Hugless Douglas" I am awaiting my huggy endings smile

HazelDormouse Fri 20-Sep-13 15:46:49

Thank you for the lovely picture book. It really is excellent. Beautiful, vibrant illustrations. We rather liked the cow the best. (Ds is very into cows). Nobody could help but love Douglas. He really is endearing, as is Ds when at the end of the tale I received big hug and sloppy kiss.

Harlequin56 Fri 20-Sep-13 15:27:57

We were over the moon to win a copy of 'We love you, Hugless Douglas' by David Melling, so when it arrived yesterday I know bedtime for Pippa (2 1/2) was sorted. Like the other Hugless Douglas books the pictures are warm and inviting, the story leads you in wanting you to give Douglas a cuddle. And just when you are ready to give him that cuddle his furry friends are they to do the job for you, leaving with that warm fuzzy feeling inside. I love the little bunnies, always a highlight for me (39), and after 'We love you, Hugless Douglas' last night Pippa added 'Douglas is Funny!'. We look forward to many more adventures with Douglas, David Melling is fantastic.

NoWomanNoCry Fri 20-Sep-13 12:27:20

Thank you for the free copy. My girls (age 5) love this story and the wonderful pictures. It is easy to read and they could just about read themselves. Douglas is an adorable bear and the book is definitely on the bedtime reading list now! smile

Coddfish Fri 20-Sep-13 10:16:27

We received our book yesterday and I read it to my two girls (age 3 and 5) at bedtime. We all enjoyed pouring over the bright and colourful pictures and it inspired a good chat about friendship and what friends mean to us. Douglas is such a cute loveable character I think we'll have to have a look at the other books in the range for Christmas. Thanks Mumsnet smile

rainbow1976 Thu 19-Sep-13 17:07:23

We Love you Hugless Douglas is a great book about a very caring bear and friendship, it is beautifully illustrated and a pleasure to read to/with small children.

spiderwebattic Thu 19-Sep-13 15:04:12

I simply adore this book, I fell instantly in love with Douglas. We can all relate to waking up and needing a hug, so why not go out and search for one? That's just what the adorable Douglas does. My three year old niece hasn't moved for over an hour admiring the colourful pictures and wanting me to read it " again, again & again!" My sixteen year old daughter also bounded in from college and sat with a warm cup of coffee and totally enjoyed reading the book too. The verdict from my little corner of the world is a mighty big thumbs up to David Melling, for creating such a wonderfully enjoyable read. Thanks to Mumsnet for bringing this lovely ray of sunshine into our home on this rainy Autumn day.

NoWomanNoCry Thu 19-Sep-13 12:23:36

Thank you Mumsnet. Just received our free copy today and it looks brilliant. Will read as soon as my children are home from school and post a review soon.

Polkagrisar Sat 14-Sep-13 07:29:23

This looks like a lovely book, very cute.

VodkaRevelation Sat 07-Sep-13 17:23:53

We love a bit of Hugless Douglas. Have borrowed from library before. This one looks lovely too!

ConcreteElephant Sat 07-Sep-13 17:18:30

Done - we love Hugless Douglas. DD loves the little drawings at the back of the book and can spend ages talking about the different types of hugs, or hats. I'm a fan of the sheep myself.

Carriepreston Fri 06-Sep-13 12:35:03

Done - not seen this book before so would be nice to try

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