Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

We love you Hugless Douglas

We love you Hugless Douglas

David Melling
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Tiger Tales, 2013   ISBN: 978-1589251380

One beautiful day Douglas the bear decides that it is “A day for sharing with friends,” so he sets off to find some friends to play with, but he can’t find anyone. No one at all. Then he comes across Flossie the sheep who is hanging from a tree. Flossie explains that she was playing hide-and-seek with Little Sheep, her best friend, but she got stuck. Worst still Little Sheep is lost.

   Not wasting any time, Douglas gets Flossie down from the tree and he is perfectly willing to help the sheep find her friend. Douglas and Flossie set off and soon they encounter Cow and her best friends, who are making “smooooooothies!” Then they come across some “flying bunnies.” The bunnies are in a trampoline class, the Best Friend Bouncers, and they suggest that Douglas and Flossie look for Little Sheep at the Baa Baa Bush, which is where they finally find Little Sheep. Reunited with her best friend, Flossie and Little Sheep go off, and poor Douglas starts to wish that he had a best friend too.

   In this delightful Hugless Douglas picture book the loving and lovable bear comes to appreciate how precious best friends are. Children and adults alike are going to delight in this sweet and funny feel-good book.