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Hugless Douglas

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  • Posted September 18, 2013

    First of all let me start by saying I loved this book.  I fell i

    First of all let me start by saying I loved this book.  I fell instantly in love with the illustrations.  Douglas is pudgy, burly and very adorable.  He is a young brown bear who wakes up one morning with a big yawn and feels he really, really needs a hug.  His hug "adventure" leads him to embrace a hard, old bolder, (which is too big and heavy), a tall hug from a tree (which is inadequate) and a comfy hug from a bushy bush (stuffed with hidden sheep).  Still dissatisfied that he has yet to achieve his perfect hug, he sticks his arm down a rabbit hole, pulls the rabbit forth and hugs....nope, that doesn't do it for him either.  The wise rabbit takes Douglas by his paw and and leads him to a familiar deep, dark cave where someone he knows is just waking up.  Who could it be?  Could his perfect hug be awaiting him?  Can you guess who it may be?  A clue is that it is someone Douglas knows very, very well and gives him his best hugs ever!!!

    David Melling includes a quirky and fun glossary of different styles of hugs in the back of the book which you and a partner may want to try out.   Have a hug-a-thon and laugh and giggle together.

    You can also get  a "Hugless Douglas" app.  It is one of the most popular apps for pre-schoolers and you can get it on iTunes.  It's interactive version will sure to be a hit with your child.  There are two modes:  The "Read to Me" mode eliminates tap-to-touch interactions and plays like a video.  The "Read by Myself" mode allows a child to control interactions and page turning.  (There is not the ability to touch a word to have it read aloud).  One more feature is that, on many pages, when you tap on an object, its name is said aloud.  The artwork, music and narration are fantastic. 

    In the paperback edition of the book a CD is included. 

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    Posted February 13, 2011

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