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The Kiss That Missed

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444914795

Price: £6.99

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The king is in a hurry and blows his son a bedtime kiss… but it misses. The kiss flies out of the window and a brave knight is sent on a fairytale quest to bring it back.

Since this classic picturebook was published over 10 years ago, it has sold over 300,000 copies and become a favourite bedtime story for boys and girls everywhere.

By the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas, this delightful tale is filled with humour, charm and bedtime kisses, and is great to read aloud. It is also a fantastic resource for teachers in lessons about fairytales.


A 'wonderfully comic little charmer ... Mellings illustrations are as snazzy and as snappy as his prose.'
It's funny and original and an absolute delight to read aloud - a perfect bedtime read.
The text is lively but it is the comic book-style illustrstions that steal the show.
An ideal bedtime book. This delightful tale is a true charmer. Warm, funny and not the least bit soppy, it will be enjoyed by both boys and girls. Melling's witty drawings are packed with imaginative detail.
The Scotsman
A touching tale about the power of love.
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
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