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The Kiss That Missed: Small Format Hardcover – 5 Jan 2006
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Utterly endearing (BBC Parenting)
Brightly attractive drawing and colouring that are an irresistible invitation to enjoy The Kiss that Missed (School Librarian)
A lovely book and sure to become a favourite (Early Years Educator)
Full of humour and lovingly illustrated -- altogether delightful (The Good Book Guide)
Truly sumptuous drawings ... Even older children will enjoy this (The Daily Telegraph)
An absolute delight to read aloud -- a perfect bedtime story (The Parents Guide)
Perfect for building new readers' confidence -- and wonderful to share (Primary Times)
An enchanting book (Sunday Express)
An original and charismatic tale ... The illustrations couldn't be better (PTA Magazine)
The perfect end-of-school or bedtime story that sparkles with humour (Junior Education)
Beautifully illustrated pictures along with humour and charm make this book a bedtime favourite (Daily Echo)
1. A 'wonderfully comic little charmer ... Melling's illustrations are as snazzy and as snappy as his prose.' - THE GUARDIAN
2 'The text is lively but it is the comic book-style illustrations that steal the show.' - JUNIOR
3 'A touching tale about the power of love.' - WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY
Punchy and exciting, with plenty of amusing touches that will have adults and children giggling along ... there's a gentle heart, a witty plot, intriguing visual style and funny writing ... warmly recommended (The Bookbag)
'It's funny and original and an absolute delight to read aloud - a perfect bedtime read.' - THE PARENT'S GUIDE
An ideal bedtime book ... This delightful tale is a true charmer ... Melling's witty illustrations are packed with imaginative detail, including the masterly touch of a delicate golden line tracing the swerling path of the kiss. - The Scotsman
A beautiful mini gift edition of the critically acclaimed and best-selling Greenaway shortlisted book, The Kiss That MissedSee all Product description
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As the kiss heads out the window, the King's knight is sent to track it down through the dark woods encountering all sorts of beasties and a very big and hungry dragon.
Fortunately, the goodnight kiss sends the creatures to sleep, but when it goes up the nose of the dragon it has a rather unexpected result!
Simply wonderful, the illustrations captivate and the way sentences are left hanging over the turn of a page to introduce a pause before a surprise is brilliant.
The humour was spot on for my four year old daughter and it still remains fun depsite re-readings. The audio version (read superbly with great sound effects) remained in the car stereo for some weeks.
Suitable for at least three year's old and upwards.
If you like fun books, I also highly recommend:
"Hiccup. The Viking who was Seasick" by Cressida Cowell
"Spider!" by Bronze Smarties Book Award winner Lydia Monks
"Wolf Academy" by Jonathan Allen
We read this as a bedtime story to our older child, who now enjoys reading it to her younger sister!
This story would also provide a gentle goodnight story for any young children.
All in all we loved it.
Personally I could read it over and over - so it's a good thing my children like it too!
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