David Melling is a bestselling author-illustrator with worldwide acclaim. He started in the 1980’s as an editorial illustrator before working in several London-based animation studios drawing backgrounds for TV ads and short films. In 1994 he turned to children’s publishing. In 2001 he wrote and illustrated THE KISS THAT MISSED (2001) and has continued writing and illustrating a range of children’s books ever since. His picture book THE TALE OF JACK FROST was made into an animated TV film. He has been shortlisted many times, including the prodigious Kate Greenaway Award. To date he has created over 150 books, publishing in over 30 languages, selling over 4 million copies. HUGLESS DOUGLAS is one of David’s most popular picture book series.