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Meet Henry Hugglemonster

Disney Junior’s brand new original 3D animation for preschoolers “Henry Hugglemonster”, will premiere on the channel next week on 8th February. The series follows the adventures of fun-loving, five-year-old Henry Hugglemonster, the middle child in a happy, close-knit monster family – The Hugglemonsters of Roarsville.

The series was developed from children’s book “I’m a Happy Hugglewug” by Children’s Laureate award-winner, Niamh Sharkey, published by Walker Books. We were lucky enough to meet Niamh Sharkey last week and have a personal reading and art masterclass with her and a couple of other lovely bloggers.

Henry Hugglemonster drawing masterclass

My toddler absolutely adores “Henry Monster” as he calls him and we’ve been watching the preview copies of the DVD constantly since we were sent them. We were also given a copy of “I’m a Happy Hugglewug”  and have been enjoying reading it and looking at the lovely illustrations.

Henry Hugglemonster is a preschoolers’ ‘guide to life’ monster-style. Each eleven minute episode transports preschoolers through the ups and downs of Henry’s life as part of a loving, bustling monster family. Enthusiastic Henry talks directly to viewers, sharing his thoughts and feelings as well as the lessons he learns – from saving the monster kids’ Halloween piñata to helping his sister Summer realise that her voice is lovely just the way it is!

 Giveaway:

I have one copy of “I’m a Happy Hugglewug” by Niamh Sharkey to giveaway.

All you have to do for your chance to win is leave me a lovely comment below and tell me who you would give the book to if you win.

For an extra entry subscribe to the gingerbread house via email updates (in the top left corner) or follow the gingerbread house page on Google +

Small print:

The prize consists of one copy of “I’m a Happy Hugglewug” by Niamh Sharkey. The giveaway ends February 9th at 8pm. The winner will be selected at random from all entries received and notified by email or their twitter handle. The prize is as stated: no cash alternatives are available. UK only.

Don’t forget that Disney Junior’s “Henry Hugglemonster” will premiere on the channel next week on the 8th February!

The giveaway is now closed and the winner is Helen

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  • Katherine De Riera
    February 1, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I would give this book to my 5 year old son as he is learning to read and loves books! He’s also seen the show and really enjoyed it!
    Thankyou for the lovely competition!

    • Katherine De Riera
      February 1, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      I should have said he’s seen the ads for the show!

  • Helen
    February 2, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Would love to win this for my son, sounds great!

  • suan watts
    February 2, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I’d give it to Toby my friend’s son. He’d love it.

  • Amy collins
    February 2, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    I’d give this to my good friends son, Alex.
    Think he’d love it 🙂
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  • karen howe
    February 2, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    This would be for my toddler, Georgina she would really love it.

  • Jill Osborne
    February 2, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I would give it to my little granddaughter

  • Alison M
    February 2, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I’d give it to my daughter who is 3 tomorrow and said she was scared of monsters till she saw Henry and his family!

  • Sarah2439
    February 2, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I would give it to my 4 year old daughter, she loves books and would have me reading to her for hours if I didnt limit her.

  • Joanne mcdonald
    February 2, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I would give it to my son Toby, who loves me reading books to him!

  • lianne claire martin
    February 2, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    my son luke would love this he really enjoys watching it

  • Sophie Hedley
    February 2, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I would give it to my mates son for his birthday next month. Lovely giveaway 🙂

  • Sophie Hedley
    February 2, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I’m following on G+ (Sophie Hedley)

  • anthony harrington
    February 2, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    I will put it away for our Granchild

  • andrea miles
    February 2, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    I would give it to my grandson

  • gillian howarth
    February 2, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I would give this to my 6 year old son to read to his 1 year old sister. He would love it.

  • Spamum
    February 2, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I would give it to my daughter for her 3rd birthday in March.

  • Lucy robinson
    February 2, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I would give this to my daughter. X

  • Kirsten Barthy
    February 2, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    My baby’s due this month so this would be a great book to start her library

  • ashleigh
    February 2, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I would give it to my daughter and son to share!

  • ashleigh
    February 2, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I follow with google+1 as ashleigh allan

  • Romany Osborne
    February 2, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    My nieces nursery – her story group love sitting and listening to lots of stories!

  • Andrea MacLeod
    February 2, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I would give it to my daughter she would love this!

  • claire curtis
    February 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I would give this to my 7 year old little boy, as our favourite time of day is snuggled up in his bed for storytime

  • Hollie Adlam
    February 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Id give this book to my little boy and read it to him at bed time 🙂

  • Hollie Adlam
    February 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm

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  • Jo Jones
    February 2, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I would give it to Amelia my little Granddaughter who loves books

  • deborah godbolt
    February 2, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    i would give this book to my grandson he would really enjoy me reading it to him

  • Alexa Schoolar
    February 2, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I would give this book to my 5 year old daughter, she loves books like this.

  • amanda smith
    February 2, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I would give this to my 3 year old Sam,who cant get enough of reading books with mummy.

  • sarah clarke-feltham
    February 2, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    i would give it too my daughter victoria who would love this

    thanks

  • angela sandhu
    February 2, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    My little 3 year old niece would love this

  • diane whale
    February 2, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I would give it to my granddaugher-she would love it xx

  • Amy Davis
    February 2, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    My niece would love this. I’d give it to her as she’d make a perfect Hugglemonster.

  • stephanie tsang
    February 2, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Hi. Thanks for a great competition. If I win I’d give this to my daughter Lily.

  • stephanie tsang
    February 2, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Hi. I am following you on Google Plus as Stephanie Cheung and have subscribed by email.

  • Debora Hercock
    February 2, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    This book looks great. I’d give it to my daughter.

  • ashley clark
    February 2, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    I’d give this to my daughter Emily who’s 3 months as I love reading to her and hope she grows up enjoying reading!

  • Lynne Durkin
    February 2, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    I would give this book to my baby grandson to start his book collection off 🙂

  • anna m
    February 3, 2013 at 12:56 am

    I would give it to my children i think all 3 of them would probably enjoy it, they are age 1, 3 and 4.

  • anna m
    February 3, 2013 at 12:57 am

    also added you to g+ circles which comes up as mohammed marikar and fairly sure i am already following by email?

  • Isabell Stewart
    February 3, 2013 at 6:09 am

    I would give this to my grandson if I won. He loves books and loves having them read to him.

  • Phil Darling
    February 3, 2013 at 10:34 am

    If I win I’ll give it too my niece Freya

  • Pesky85
    February 3, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I would give this to my 3.5 year old son, he is learning to read and write and loves his bedtime stories 🙂

  • Wendy
    February 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    to a nephew’s child as she’s had a hard start in life

  • hannah oneill
    February 3, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I’d give it to my nephew!

  • Clementina
    February 3, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    My 4 year old loves stories 🙂

  • Solange
    February 3, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I would give it to my beautiful daughter

  • valhartley@fsmail.net
    February 3, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I would give th e book to my twin grandchildren.

  • Hazel Christopher
    February 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I would give it to my 2 and a half year old little boy 🙂 x

  • John Taggart
    February 4, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I’d give it to my grandsons

  • Liz
    February 4, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I would give it to my son.

  • stacey turner
    February 4, 2013 at 10:43 am

    i would love to win

  • MARK THOMAS
    February 4, 2013 at 11:24 am

    My nephew

  • lynne Collins
    February 4, 2013 at 11:27 am

    This would be a Favorite withmy Grand Daughter Edie,We hug all the time!!

  • sarah rees
    February 4, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    id give the book to my two kids, they’d love it! 🙂

  • Rebecca Phillips
    February 4, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    i’d give it to my son 🙂

  • ianmaciver
    February 4, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    my niece

  • ann carline
    February 4, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    My children would love this

  • claire matthews-curtis
    February 4, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I would give it to my daughter, Great giveaway

  • rachel vallans
    February 4, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    my little boy would love this !! 😀 x

  • Laura Pritchard
    February 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I’d give it to my little boy – he loves books!

  • Silvia Billa
    February 4, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I’d give it to my step son!

  • susan.gilson@ntlworld.com
    February 4, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    I would keep this at Grandmas house to read to sleepy grandndchildren before bed.

  • Jessica
    February 4, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    My 3 year old daughter is a bookwork and she would adore this book on several occasions before passing it on to her baby sister (currently still a “bun in the oven”) 🙂

  • peggy rossiter
    February 4, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    My beautiful grandhcildren would love this book!

  • kim mayhead
    February 4, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I would give this book to my daughter

  • Simon G
    February 4, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    My 3 year old daughter, this would be ideal xx

  • EMMA WALTERS
    February 4, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    would love to give this to my son 🙂

  • EMMA WALTERS
    February 4, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    already subscribed

  • laura banks
    February 4, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    i’d give it to my friends little boy

  • jennifer Toal
    February 4, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    I would give it to my partners daughter

  • Jackie Foster
    February 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    I would Give it to my Grandson Jack who loves his books

  • sarah smith
    February 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    my son would love this what a super prize, fingers crossed

  • Attachment Mummy
    February 5, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Would love this for my toddler!

  • Rebecca Nisbet
    February 5, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I would give it to my gorgeous daughter

  • Mark
    February 6, 2013 at 7:39 am

    My daughter as she loves this new show its huggletastic.

  • amanda davis
    February 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    great prize

  • Cheryll H
    February 6, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    If I were lucky enough to win it would go on the girls bookshelf for bedtime stories – they would love it 🙂

  • Cheryll H
    February 6, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Already subscribe via eail 🙂

  • Ruth Davies
    February 6, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    My daughter is just coming to the age where she has stopped ripping the book from my hand.So we snuggle up and read together she loves new things.

  • Miss Tracy Hanson
    February 6, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    My daughter would love this. Totally book mad. She’d rather look at a book than play with her toys most of the time. Even getting to the bottom of her toy bucket to grab a book. 🙂 😀 x

  • Jennifer
    February 6, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    I’d give it to my 4yr old son who could try and read it to his 7mth old sister. So there may be a fight as she already seems to love books and wants to help turn the pages

  • Harriet
    February 7, 2013 at 2:58 am

    My niece

  • Rachel Craig
    February 7, 2013 at 4:57 am

    What a wonderful gift. I would give the book to my great-nephew, he will soon be two years old.

  • Victoria C
    February 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I’d give it to my friends little girl who has just turned one and is being christened in a couple of weeks. There’s nothing nicer than reading to a child

  • michelle dootson
    February 7, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    i would give this to my niece

  • Kerry Kilmister
    February 7, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    I would give this book to my 2 year old daughter Amber xx

  • MANDY DOHERTY
    February 8, 2013 at 1:24 am

    I’d give it to my grandson

  • Celia West
    February 8, 2013 at 2:53 am

    I’d give it to my lovely little granddaughter, Priya Abigail

  • Karen R
    February 8, 2013 at 5:44 am

    I would give the book to my daughter, she loves reading

  • Lisa Wilkinson
    February 8, 2013 at 6:19 am

    I’ll put it away for my baby due in the summer.

  • Jenny
    February 8, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I would give this book to my nephew – he would absolutely love it, and I would be favourite auntie .. for the day at least!

  • Natasha Gandy
    February 8, 2013 at 9:11 am

    My nephew, Lewis. this looks like the sort of thing he would love ! x

  • Janet Coverdale
    February 8, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I would love to win this so I could read it to my grandchildren, who love books and stories been read to them

  • Joanne Benham
    February 8, 2013 at 9:37 am

    I would give the book to my son, he’s 4 and adores having stories read to him x

  • sarah cooper
    February 8, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I would give the book to my four year old son, he loves books so this would be a treasure to him!

  • Danielle Graves
    February 8, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I would give this to my little boy Jacob he loves story time 🙂

  • Mark Palmer
    February 8, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    My son

  • Sheelagh Thompson
    February 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    I would give it to my beautiful 3 year old granddaughter.

  • strawberri_shortcake@talk21.com
    February 8, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I would give it to my two young sons (though I’m sure the older two would love to read it to them!)

  • Paul Witney
    February 8, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I would give it to my daughter

  • Georgia McAllister
    February 8, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I would give it to my 4 year old daughter. She loves Henry Hugglemonster.

  • Jenny Rogers
    February 8, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I would give this to my godson, he loves looking at books and being read to.

  • lynn thompson
    February 8, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I would pass this to my nephew if I won, He’s a cheeky little monster himself and at 3 loves both books and bright tv programmes to learn and have fun from.

  • Miranda Holman
    February 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I would give this book to my youngest although I’m sure her two older sisters would enjoy it too 🙂

  • carol phile
    February 8, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I would give it to my daughter’s Godson, Ethan, who is a huggly affectionate little boy

  • bec54@hotmail.com
    February 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I’d give this to my little boy – we’d love some new bedtime stories!

  • sue willshee
    February 8, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I’d give this to 2 year old Daisy because she loves books and loves hugs so this is ideal!

  • Sam R
    February 8, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    i would give this book, to my girls age 6 and 1
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  • Claire P
    February 8, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    to my son

  • lynsey kirkwood
    February 8, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I would give it to my niece and nephew to share. My niece is 5 and learning to read at school and just loves reading to her 3 year old brother and trying to teach him!

  • katedsb@googlemail.com
    February 8, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    I would give it to my lovely son x

  • Melissa Taylor
    February 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    This lovely prize would be treasured and shared between my 2 baby’s Logan 2.5 and Eilidh 1.5 . Many thanks for chance to enter this great competition xx

  • Janine Atkin
    February 8, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    id give it to my son for bedtime story time!

  • Leigh Larkin
    February 8, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    My little girl. She can not get enough of books!

  • Gemma Clark
    February 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    i would give it to my daughter Eloise 🙂

  • Sue J Sales
    February 8, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    I work in a Nursery and Reception class in a Primary school and would add the book to the bookshelf there. All the children love books and have a time every day when they can sit and share the books.

  • irene gilmour
    February 8, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I would keep it for my little 2 they love books hayden is 5 and jemma 3

  • jaharris1004@gmail.com
    February 8, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I would give my copy to my hugglewug grandson Oliver. We could huddle and cuddle and share !

  • irene gilmour
    February 8, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    added on google + irene gilmour

  • claire griffiths
    February 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    i would give it to my son

  • Kirsty Fox
    February 8, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I would give it to my son Oliver, he would love it

  • Kirsty Fox
    February 8, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    I am subscribed via email

  • tracy
    February 8, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I would give it to my granddaughter who is 17 months old. She is just starting to take an interest in looking at the pictures in books now.

  • olivia kirby
    February 8, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    I would give the book to Flynn, my little boy; he’s my little Hugglemonster!!

  • olivia kirby
    February 8, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I subscribe by email 🙂

  • Becky Downey
    February 8, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    my tiny little boy

  • Becky Downey
    February 8, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    following on g+ bex downey

  • KAREN WADKIN
    February 9, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Sounds great i would give this book to my great-nephew.

  • Alisa
    February 9, 2013 at 2:20 am

    To my friend’s children

  • claire davey
    February 9, 2013 at 8:53 am

    i would give it to my youngest son robert as he is just learning to read and would love to read this to him as a bedtime story.

  • samantha roberts
    February 9, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I would give this book to my 8 year old son benjamin – he has been having extra reading lessons in school, and he has been practicing reading his story books to his 2 year old sister Holly (no theres no connection to the show Ben and Holly just coincidence!) but I would give it to him to read to her.
    x

  • Emma Thackery
    February 9, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I would give it to my niece

  • natalee gosiewski
    February 9, 2013 at 9:37 am

    my 4yr old son and 5 yr old daughter would share tho I think my 5yr old would like to do the reading now she can read she has become a real smartie pants

  • Rachel Butler
    February 9, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I would give this book to my little son Harrison x

  • Marie R
    February 9, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I would like this book for my son Joshua

  • matt.bayliss
    February 9, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I would give this to my son, he is a huggle monster, and loves nothin more than cuddles and story time.

  • Hayley Kinnaird
    February 9, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I would give the book to my children they would love it 🙂 xxx

  • Laura
    February 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    I would give this book to my gorgeous nephew Arthur. He’d love it!

  • C Parkin
    February 9, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    I’d give the book to my little boy, he loves his bedtime stories.

  • C Parkin
    February 9, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    subscribed by email

  • lou brady
    February 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    my beautiful son, cole

  • Linda Williams
    February 9, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I’d give it to my gorgeous grandson Oliver, he’s only 8 months old, but his mummy reads to him every night 🙂

  • Pam Gregory
    February 9, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    My Niece

  • Kelly Roberts
    February 9, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I would give this book to my nephew if I won it

  • chantelle hazelden
    February 9, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I would give it too my 4 little monster children 🙂

  • sassyesque@googlemail.com
    February 9, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I’d give it to my 1 year old son who I nickname my Cuddlemonster though I quite like the term Hugglemonster now!!! He loves books, even they are upside down most of the time!

  • siobhan marie
    February 9, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    great giveaway 🙂 id give it to my daughter she would love it xxx

  • Mickie Bull
    February 9, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    My girlfriend’s daughter

  • Sarah Parker
    February 9, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    My little boy 🙂

  • Sarah Parker
    February 9, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    I have subcribed by email 🙂

  • adele knight
    February 9, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I would love to give this to my niece, she is having here tonsils out soon, would love to read it to her when I go to visit her