HIP HIP HOORAY
it's National Hug Day!
What better way to celebrate such a special day than to welcome dear friend of the Sniffer and creator of none other than Hugless Douglas himself Mr David Melling!
David popped up to Sniffer Towers to give us a sneak peek at some of the development work from his latest fabulous Hugless Douglas adventure
'Hugless Douglas and the Great Bake Off'
published by Hodder Children's Books in March.
Take a look: David Melling talks about Hugless Douglas
DAVID: I usually start building ideas by doodling random scenarios of the main characters, then hopefully picking up threads that could lead to a story idea. I can often draw most of a story before I get to the writing.
David: Douglas licking finger 'Whose been walking on MY bed?'
DAVID: Honey glazed sheep hanging from tree, Douglas finds his missing honey - 'Why are you wearing my honey?' asked Douglas
DAVID: The afterglow effect of consuming many honey cakes.
DAVID: Watching paint dry...(masking out honey foot prints)
DAVID: Last spread showing detail of the sheep as they demonstrate how to decorate honey cakes; rolling out chocolate icing
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Visit David Melling's website here
Find some fantastic Hugless Douglas downloadable activity sheets HERE!
You could #WIN this bumper pack of Hugless Douglas books by David Melling, including copies of Hugless Douglas, How to Hug with Hugless Douglas, Happy Birthday Hugless Douglas AND Hugless Douglas Goes to Little School!
HOW DO YOU ENTER? It couldn't be easier, send me a picture of a cake that you have baked! it can be a drawing OR a photo, you can tweet it to me on Twitter @maybeswabey or post it on my Facebook page or even email it to me email@example.com
A winner will be picked at 5pm on the 28th Jan -
SORRY UK only
A HUGE HUG and a big THANK YOU to David Melling
and Hodder Children's Books