Just Like My Dad

Author(s): David Melling (Illustrator)

Picture Books

A board book edition of this bestselling story.

One little lion cub can't wait to grow up and do everything just like his dad.

From the creator of Hugless Douglas, this humorous, touching tale is a celebration of dads everywhere - even if they are moody, lazy and good at pretending to be busy!

David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world.


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A celebration of the father/child relationship - perfect for all fathers and their children.

A humorous tale withy funny illustrations... - Junior A celebration of the father/child relationship. David Melling's approach is affectionate and comic... - The Guardian This charming book ... had the whole family in stitches again and again. Enormous fun and a big hit. - Carousel, Issue 23 Children adore his wacky illustrations and zany sense of humour - Your New Baby Praise for David Melling: 'lively illustrations of animals doing joyously batty things - making even our quietest toddler shriek with laughter.' - Carousel Boldly and beautifully drawn - Limited Edition

David Melling was born in Oxford. His father was a sculptor and David inherited his artistic leanings. David has received much recognition for his artistic talent. His first book 'Brilliant the Dinosaur' (Pavilion) was shortlisted for the 1994 Smarties Book Award and 'What's that Noise?' was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. More recently, The Kiss That Missed was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. His recent picture book, The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day with a voice over by Hugh Laurie. It was shortlisted for the Pulcinella Award 2005 for 'Best TV Movie' category. David Melling is married and lives with his wife and two children in Oxfordshire.

General Fields

  • : 9780340944035
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Hodder Children's Books
  • : May 2007
  • : 253mm X 233mm X 5mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2007
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 32
  • : illustrations
  • : David Melling (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 710
  • : English
  • : 823.9/14