The Kiss That Missed

Author(s): David Melling

Picture books

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.


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A reissue of David Melling's bestselling picture book, The Kissed That Missed.

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 A 'wonderfully comic little charmer... Melling's illustrations are as snazzy and as snappy as his prose.' The Guardian It's funny and original and an absolute delight to read aloud - a perfect bedtime read. The Parents Guide The text is lively but it is the comic book style illustrations that steal the show. Junior 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. The Scotsman A touching tale about the power of love. Waterstone's Book Quarterly

David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Book Award. Before becoming an internationally-acclaimed and best-selling author / illustrator, David worked as a photographer and as an animation artist for films including the much-loved Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs. He was born in Oxford and still lives near the city with his wife and two children. His most popular picture book The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day with a voice over by Hugh Laurie and it was shortlisted for the Pulcinella Award 2005 for 'Best TV Movie' category.

General Fields

  • : 9780340999851
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Hodder Children's Books
  • : 0.21
  • : January 2011
  • : 264mm X 246mm X 3mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Melling
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : oc2010084692
  • : 32
  • : chiefly col. ill