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.
A humorous tale withy funny illustrations... - JuniorA celebration of the father/child relationship. David Melling's approach is affectionate and comic... - The GuardianThis charming book ... had the whole family in stitches again and again. Enormous fun and a big hit. - Carousel, Issue 23Children adore his wacky illustrations and zany sense of humour - Your New BabyPraise for David Melling:'lively illustrations of animals doing joyously batty things - making even our quietest toddler shriek with laughter.' - CarouselBoldly and beautifully drawn - Limited EditionA humorous and touching tale from David Melling. - Primary Times