Author(s): David Melling
From the creator of the bestselling Hugless Douglas, this humorous, touching tale is a celebration of dads everywhere - even if they are moody, lazy and good at pretending to be busy!
A striking new edition of this bestselling picture book.
One little lion cub can't wait to grow up and do everything just like his dad.
David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world.
Affectionate and comic The Guardian Enormous fun and a big hit Carousel Delightful Reading Evening Post My toddler ... squealed with delight Waterstone's Books Quarterly A humorous and touching tale from David Melling Primary Times A lovely picture book ... the father/child relationship is explored with warmth Books For Keeps A humorous tale withy funny illustrations... Junior A celebration of the father/child relationship. David Melling's approach is affectionate and comic... The Guardian This charming book ... had the whole family in stitches again and again. Enormous fun and a big hit. Carousel, Issue 23 Children adore his wacky illustrations and zany sense of humour Your New Baby Praise for David Melling: 'lively illustrations of animals doing joyously batty things - making even our quietest toddler shriek with laughter.' Carousel Boldly and beautifully drawn Limited Edition A humorous and touching tale from David Melling. Primary Times
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 1.4 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.