The Kiss That Missed by David Melling

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The Kiss That Missed

It's bedtime, but the little prince's goodnight kiss from his dad, the king, has gone astray. It has missed the little prince's cheek, drifted out the window, and escaped into the forest. The brave and fearless knight is sent out on a mission to retrieve it. This whimsically funny picture storybook, originally published by Barron's several seasons ago in hardback, is more popular today than ever. Now it's available in a new paperback edition with every word of its original text and every one of the memorably funny color illustrations.

Praise from the critics:
"Readers will find both the text and the playful, color cartoon illustrations amusing. Melling captures great expressions in his caricatures of the bewildered prince, the terrified knight and horse, and the gleeful royal family when the kiss is returned. The tale is refreshingly original and relevant, showing a busy family full of love."
--School Library Journal

"The humorous narrative... delivers its message in a lighthearted way."
--Horn Book Guide

"The bold, bright illustrations make this a fun read any time, but the story is definitely bedtime material."
--Santa Maria Sun (Santa Maria, CA)

". . . funny picture book for little princes everywhere. . . . This 'Kiss' doesn't miss a thing."
--The Midwest Book Review
It's bedtime, but the little prince's goodnight kiss from his dad, the king, has gone astray. It has missed the little prince's cheek, drifted out the window, and escaped into the forest. The brave and fearless knight is sent out on a mission to retrieve it. This whimsically funny picture storybook, originally published by Barron's several seasons ago in hardback, is more popular today than ever. Now it's available in a new paperback edition with every word of its original text and every one of the memorably funny color illustrations.

Praise from the critics:
"Readers will find both the text and the playful, color cartoon illustrations amusing. Melling captures great expressions in his caricatures of the bewildered prince, the terrified knight and horse, and the gleeful royal family when the kiss is returned. The tale is refreshingly original and relevant, showing a busy family full of love."
--School Library Journal

"The humorous narrative... delivers its message in a lighthearted way."
--Horn Book Guide

"The bold, bright illustrations make this a fun read any time, but the story is definitely bedtime material."
--Santa Maria Sun (Santa Maria, CA)

". . . funny picture book for little princes everywhere. . . . This 'Kiss' doesn't miss a thing."
--The Midwest Book Review
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series ISBN: 9780764136245 Pages: