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!
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!
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
Entertaining tale with amusing illustrations. - Northern Echo
David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Smarties Book Award and the Independent Booksellers Award. His Hugless Douglas books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide, and the loveable brown bear has starred in a World Book Day book as well as his own theatre show. Before becoming an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator, David worked as an animation artist for films including the much-loved Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs. One of his most popular picture books The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day.