On Tuesday 2 August, we're inviting you to come along and meet the big bear with the big heart - Hugless Douglas!
The last time Douglas visited Mostly Books we had a fantastic time, with scorching weather and hot hugs in the garden.
For anyone who came along and had fun with The Gruffalo a few weeks ago, Douglas isn't scary at all, and there will definitely be hugs all round...
This time round, Douglas gets involved with some baking, and as usual, things don't got entirely to plan.
In 'Hugless Douglas and the Great Cake Bake' the sheep are baking cakes and Douglas can't wait to try them. However, he's sure that food without honey just isn't yummy. Can he ever be tempted to try something new?
There will be cupcake-making activities from the beginning of August - and on the day itself, Hugless will be making a special guest appearance. There will also be a book signing from award-winning author and illustrator (and creator of Hugless Douglas) David Melling.
We'd really love you to come along and transform our window with some brightly decorated cupcakes. There will be activities all week, and special prizes to win on the day itself. And there may even be the odd yummy treat to try if we're really lucky...
There is no need to book - but if you'd like more details of the event, including more details on timings closer to the day, please email us.
David Melling is an author who is an incredible talent of whom Abingdon can be particularly proud. Over ten years, David has taught children how to draw Hugless Douglas, told us about his writing life, produced masterpieces live over the Internet sat as a 'live window display' while he has worked and hosted a goblins party in Abingdon Library.
We'd love to see you on August 2 in our courtyard garden - and celebrate one of most endearing picture book characters!