Fortunately for Hugless Douglas fans, there are lots of freebies available online from colouring in sheets to teaching guides.
David Melling’s own website and blog (plus facebook and twitter) are a wealth of sneak peaks of upcoming work, videos and sketches:
Buy a signed print from Hugless Douglas
Keep an eye on upcoming events
Sneaky peek of upcoming Hugless Douglas project
Sneaky peek of We Love You Hugless Douglas
Behind the Scenes painting Hugless Douglas
Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep storyboard
World Book Day 2012 with link to video of event including sketching Douglas live
There are also free downloads and resources for various books, including this Hugless Douglas Mother’s Day card to make:
From my very favourite and most wonderful local independent bookstore: Mostly Books, Abingdon
David Melling LIVE! – a page full of info plus two must-watch videos
Five Questions with David Melling – interview with Douglas’ “dad”
I Need a Hug! – event to celebrate the launch of first Hugless Douglas book (featuring the back of three year old MG’s head, and her picture of Douglas)
Hachette Children’s Books have very kindly given me permission to upload the activity booklet that is available in printed form at Hugless Douglas events. This is a 12-page PDF with dot-to-dot, maze, spot-the-difference, mobile to make and my favourite of all: how to draw Douglas. Download link here.
Hachette Children’s Colouring Sheets
The five PDF files shown above (colouring pages, Father’s Day card and sketches activity) can be downloaded from here. The Father’s Day Card and Love sheets are unique to this site.
In addition, the Tree Hug colouring sheet (shown above with full Mum Hug sheet) are included in the zip file of booklets that can be downloaded here (if the direct link doesn’t work, try this page and click ‘Colouring in templates’ link). This file includes the Sketches Activity and Boulder & Mum Hugs colouring from the website above.
Boulder, Tree and Mum Hug can also be downloaded from Scholastic.
There are a host of resources for teaching using Hugless Douglas, I wrote about related activities yesterday and here are some more teaching guides and activity ideas:
Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award activity sheet (PDF)
Tiger Tales teaching and reading guide (PDF)
Teaching Library teaching ideas (webpage)
ESL Printables reading worksheet (you need to be a member and make an upload to download this sheet but a full preview is available if you register for free)