Author(s): David Melling
One mischievous little lion cub is keen to show how he can act just like his mum. But when it comes to bedtime, there's no one as good as her! From the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas, this humorous, touching tale is a celebration of mums everywhere. 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.
A celebration of the mother / child relationship - a perfect companion title to Just Like My Dad.
This humorous tale has a simple, short text with funny illustrations. It is a warm, feel-good bedtime story with which all young children will identify. -- Books Quaterly A celebration of the mother/child relationship ... A funny tale with adorable illustrations showing the importance of mother love. Forget the flowers ... the perfect Mother's Day gift! -- Primary Times 20040301 A charming small-format picture book... The colourful cartoon-style illustrations sit perfectly with the simple, carefully written text. -- Bookfest 2004 20040301 It's David Melling's delicious illustrations that are the real strength of this book... Mum's love for her little one shines out of this book, and it will leave everyone with a warm glow. -- Write Away 20040301
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' was shortlisted for the Smarties Book Award and 'What's that Noise?' was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. Later on, The Kiss That Missed was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award and 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.