Author(s): David Melling
David Melling has done it again! A new story to follow the successful Scallywags. The band of wolves are always looking for trouble - but this time they meet their match in the shape of a little sheep.
On David's previous books: '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 20021207 'Full of unexpected twists and turns The Kiss That Missed is a wonderful literary example of how to temper fearsome episdoes with humour. ... this story is one which will demand endless rereading.' -- writeaway.org.uk 20021207 A deliciously written, illustrated and presented book. The Scallywags are a pack of wolves, always late, clumsy and smelly, causing the other animals to decide life is better without them. However, when they tidy themselves up, they become so clean, tidy and polite their detractors no longer recognise them! The text humorously celebrates difference and tolerance and the wonderfully energetic, funny illustrations deserve careful attention. -- Booktrusted.co.uk 20021207 ...David Melling's touch is light but this is a thought-provoking and refreshing storyline. -- The Guardian 20021207 ...exuberant pictures... impressive -- Publishers Weekly 20021207 This is a lovely book and David Melling's illustrations are excellent. -- writeaway.org 20021207 David Melling's touch is light but this is at thought-provoking and refreshing storyline. -- The Guardian 20021207 A fun story about acceptance with really amusing pictures -- Northern Echo 20021207
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.