The Kiss That Missed

David Melling

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Hodder Children's 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.

In the media
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