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The king is in too much of a hurry to stop for his son's bedtime. He rushes past and blows a kiss, but it misses! The kiss flies out of the window, the prince is distraught and the hapless knight is send into the deep dark forest to fetch it back. What will he encounter there?
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This disarmingly cute bedtime story from writer-illustrator-dad David Melling (Where Are You?) follows a busy king whose misfired good-night kiss flies right past his son and out the window.
"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 HughesFrom the Back Cover:
Here?s a funny story for kids, featuring David Melling?s atmospheric and richly colored illustrations on every page. One evening, when the King is in a hurry, his goodnight kiss to the Little Prince goes astray. After rattling around the Prince?s bedroom, it flies out the window and floats into the dark forest, where it has no business to be. The King orders his Knight to climb on his horse, ride into the forest, and bring back the kiss. But the forest is filled with spooky things that frighten both the Knight and his horse. How will they ever succeed in bringing the kiss back to the castle? David Melling has come up with a great bedtime story for kids who are about the same age as the Little Prince.
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