National Hug Day with Hugless Douglas

Hugless Douglas in London looking for hugs

Monday 21st January is the most depressing day of the year, according to some made-up calculations. It’s also National Hug Day, which seems like a much better idea. In honour of this, a giant Hugless Douglas will be out and about in London all day. He’ll need all that fur with snow predicted. Brrrrr!

David and Douglas’ London Schedule:
8.30am Hugless Douglas at Watermark bookshop, Kings Cross Station.
10.00am Hugless Douglas at Buckingham Palace.
11.00am David Melling and Hugless Douglas at Waterstones Piccadilly signing books and giving hugs.
2.00pm David Melling and Hugless Douglas at Netley Primary School giving 117 free books to the children!
4.00pm David Melling and Hugless Douglas at Watermark books, Kings Cross Station signing books and giving hugs.

If you’re out in London and take a photo of your hug with Hugless Douglas, tweet it to @hodderchildrens and you could win a Hugless Douglas plush and signed book.

Signed books and slippers

If you’re not in London, how about a set of signed books and fluffy Hugless Douglas slippers? This wonderful prize comes courtesy of Hachette Children’s Books and I wish I could enter because they look so lush! Fortunately there’s a second chance to win with Book Sniffer too.

For one entry into the draw, let me know about your favourite kind of hug. For a second entry, do some social media sharing or tell a friend about National Hug Day and Hugless Douglas. Winner chosen via the Rafflecoptor widget below so make sure your entry counts! The competition closes at 12am 22nd January.

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Look at those slippers, aren’t they gorgeous?

If you’re on Twitter, follow @davidmelling1 and @hodderchildrens because they’re awesome, and for notification of other competitions throughout the week.

34 responses to “National Hug Day with Hugless Douglas

  1. I have just met Douglas and I love him already 🙂

    I love the last hug before bedtime when any bad times are forgiven and forgotten before sleeping 🙂
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  2. A Bear hug

  3. I twittered

  4. g+1 and tweeted! Thank you x
    Helen Dickinson recently posted..Disney Cars BedroomMy Profile

  5. I was reading about this yesterday and am gutted I’m away on a work trip next week so won’t be able to sneak out if the office to see Douglas! My favourite hug is when you haven’t seen a loved one for ages and when you see them again for the first time you have a massive, long, squeezy hug!
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  6. I like the hugs I have to give my kids when reading them stories involving hugs

  7. A bear hug.

  8. Carmen Haselup

    Those slippers look like they could give the best hug. My best hug is a surprise hug when you really need one.

  9. I wish I could get to London for that day.

    My favourite type of hug is the hug of two people that haven’t seen each other for a while. The hug that says ‘I missed you!’
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  10. My favourite hug is one with both my young children at the same time

  11. I love hugs from my girls….Best hugs ever!!

  12. I tweeted as @kimmer2111 & shared via G+ as Kim Carberry 🙂

  13. I have shared on facebook 🙂
    lindy Hamilton recently posted..Silent Sunday 13/01/2013My Profile

  14. My favourite kind of hug is when I’ve been away from my kids or husband for a while and then everyone is extra keen to have abig hug!
    Zoe recently posted..Chameleon, calm down! A picture book from BrazilMy Profile

  15. Big long cuddly hugs! Just great with my two little boys!
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  16. all hugs are great, but the one when you’re feeling down and the hug says more than any words can, that’s the best of all.

  17. shared on Facebook

  18. My favourite hugs are under the duvet on a snowy day when you don’t have to get up for school.

  19. Also shared your fab blog on fb.

  20. My favourite hugs are with my son, Huggable Douglas 🙂

  21. I have shared on Facebook

  22. Hugging my girls!
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  23. My favourite kind of hug is first thing in the morning when my two children come running into my bedroom for a snuggle.

  24. A family hug

  25. The best hugs are from my little man, there’s nothing like them to make my day!

  26. Tweeted, pinned and G+ shared 🙂 perkyhayley


    a hug from my children 🙂


    shared with twitter @nikilily20

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