A lively read and a brilliant illustration of the moral about being careful what you wish for. (Junior)
Quirky and witty illustrations accompany this wacky tale. (The Children's Bookseller)
This is a fast and exciting story, full of fun and humour. The illustrations cleverly depict the hapless nature of the pair and complement the crazy adventure told through the story. The book ends with an inspiring and funny moral, which sums up the story wonderfully. (School Librarian)
Melling has crated another delightful read-aloud with all the ingredients for a good shared read. Humorous details abound in text and illustrations to amuse both child and adult, and there's a satisfying conclusion to make us all chuckle. (Books for Keeps)
Entertaining tale with amusing illustrations. (Northern Echo)
About the Author
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 was shortlisted for the Smarties Book Award and 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.