The Kiss That Missed (Board)

Author(s): David Melling

3-5 yrs Picture Books (Paperback)

A sturdy board book edition of The Kiss That Missed. 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 touching tale about the power of love.

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 author-illustrator, David worked as a photographer and as an animation artist for films including the much-loved Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs. One of his most popular picture books 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

  • : 9781444908817
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Hodder Children's Books
  • : April 2012
  • : 175mm X 155mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Melling
  • : Board book
  • : 1
  • : 823.92
  • : 30
  • : chiefly col. Illustrations