- Written by: David Melling
- Illustrated by: David Melling
- Published by: Barron’s Educational Series
- Suggested grade level: K – 1st
A busy king blows a kiss to his son but the kiss misses and floats off into the night. A trusty knight is dispatched to catch the kiss and follows it into the wild woods. The kiss proceeds to save him from the wild animals by floating by and saying goodnight to each of them. It even goes on to save them from a dragon who kisses the knight and his horse goodnight and sends them back home with the captured kiss. From that day on the King promises to be in less of a hurry and reads them all, from the little prince to the giant dragon a bedtime story every night.
This darling picture book is full of bright illustrations that are certain to entertain young readers. The illustrations of the forest are drawn in darker tones to indicate the danger but the forest creatures and dragon are drawn child friendly. This book would make a lovely addition to any family collection and is sure to be a favorite book read at bedtime from preschool-age children.