The Three Wishes

Author(s): David Melling

Picture Books

The lovable hapless duo from The Kiss That Missed are back! This time, the knight and his horse are left in charge of the royal prince and princess. But they find babysitting so tiring that the knight makes a wish...and before he knows it, it comes true. Instead of babysitting, therefore, they encounter a night full of magic and surprises and before too long, they are wishing they were babysitting once again!

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The knight and his horse from the best-selling The Kiss That Missed are back with a third fantastic adventure. This time they are appointed royal babysitters for the weekend, but it's a lot harder than they think!

A lively read and a brilliant illustration of the moral about being careful what you wish for. -- Junior Quirky and witty illustrations accompany this wacky tale. -- The Children's Bookseller This is a fast and exciting story, full of fun and humour. The illustrations cleverly depict the hapless nature of the pair and complement the crazy adventure told through the story. The book ends with an inspiring and funny moral, which sums up the story wonderfully. -- School Librarian Melling has crated another delightful read-aloud with all the ingredients for a good shared read. Humorous details abound in text and illustrations to amuse both child and adult, and there's a satisfying conclusion to make us all chuckle. -- Books for Keeps

David Melling was born in Oxford. His father was a sculptor and David inherited his artistic leanings. David has received much recognition for his artistic talent. His first book was shortlisted for the Smarties Book Award and more recently, The Kiss That Missed was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. His recent picture book, The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day with a voice over by Hugh Laurie. It was shortlisted for the Pulcinella Award 2005 for 'Best TV Movie' category. David Melling is married and lives with his wife and two children in Oxfordshire.

General Fields

  • : 9780340931530
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Hodder Children's Books
  • : October 2007
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Children's - Kindergarten, Age 5-6
  • : 32pp
  • : David Melling