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Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake

Written by David Melling
Illustrated by David Melling

Suitable for: 0-5 years, 5-7 years (Key stage 1)

Sponsored by: The David Brooke Charity

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

The sheep are baking honey cakes and Douglas can’t wait to try them. He’s sure that food without honey just isn’t yummy. Can he ever be tempted to try something new?

Listen to an audio clip

Hello, my name's Alan. Today I'm going to tell you about lovable bear cub, Hugless Douglas, and what happens when he does some baking. He's sitting in the middle of the orange front cover, stirring cake mixture in a bowl. He's wearing a red stripy scarf and a white apron with a pattern of bees on it. Move right and down to find his small pink tongue, which is poking out as he concentrates on not dropping the bowls. His furry legs are quite short.
Trace down the one on this side of the page. The paw at the end is flat on the ground. Move up the page to find a green bowl full of blueberries, which is balanced on his foot. He's crawling along the floor on his knees. His teddy bear is peeping out from between his arms. He's following a line of honey footprints which goes along the floor and up the wall. The honey has stuck to his fur and there's a long strand of it stretching back to the rock. The poor sheep is still stuck there.
All the sheep on this double page have eaten so much cake that they are feeling full and sleepy. They are surrounded by empty cake cases and crumbs. Douglas is on the right hand side of the page munching a carrot. Why not have a go at decorating your own cupcake sheep. Don't forget to also enjoy healthy food such as berries, nuts and carrots just like Douglas. Oh, and keep hugging!

What's inside

  • A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Hugless Douglas balancing bowls of fruit and nuts plus basket of carrots
Hugless Douglas stirring cake mixture with grass-covered sheep
Sheep making and decorating cakes

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