"Once upon a Tuesday the king was in a hurry as usual. 'Goodnight,' he said and blew his son a Royal Kiss." But after rattling around the young prince's room and finding its way out the window, the Royal Kiss hurtles off into a dark and snowy forest. "Follow that Kiss!" commands the king to his loyal knight, and so begins a lengthy, silly chase scene. Even the putative bad guys in this story-- "growly" bears, "swoopy" owls, "dribbly" wolves, and a gigantic dragon--get a shot at providing comic relief, as the kiss streaks and swoops its way through the woods with the not-too-brave knight in hot pursuit.
The inspired illustrations and excellent design alone make this book a fun one, but it's Melling's restrained but infectious sense of fun that will ensure many repeat reads. From the comically animated lion emblazoned on the knight's shield to the forest creatures who seem to dance as they flee the dragon, Melling is clearly having a good time as he tucks us in--and when it comes to ensuring sweet dreams, that almost beats an accurately delivered good-night kiss. (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
My nephew owned this book when he was little, so I bought it for a friend with a new little boy. The story is really cute and I love the illustrations! Highly recommend.Published 11 months ago by Lorianne Dalrymple
I buy this for every boy's birthday ages 6 and under. It has a great message, and has knights, and is funny! My boys still pull it out - years later, and give it a quick read. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Daisy Mae
This story is adorable! The illustrations are vivid and I cannot wait to share this book with my new little ones.Published 15 months ago by Kristi Davis
This is such an adorable story about love. Both my grandsons and granddaughters loved it but I think I love it even more.Published 15 months ago by Gayle Hampton
I bought this book for my grandson for Valentine's Day. He loved it and reads it to me now! I would definitely recommend this book.Published 18 months ago by brxy
I bought this for my daughter for Christmas. She loves the book and is planning on reading to you new baby often. The book arrived in great time.Published 20 months ago by Julie
David Melling's illustrations are amazing. This is such a fun story that my son asks me to read this almost every night and I must add that I enjoy it too. Read morePublished 23 months ago by josh11morgan
My son absolutely loves this book. It's super cute and silly with great illustrations and just enough adventure to keep him excited. Read morePublished on February 17, 2012 by franjaco
I picked this up in a book store and bought it on impulse because the illustrations looked fun. This book is perfect for my 3 year old. Read morePublished on February 14, 2012 by Katie Clough