Day 58. Today we read The Kiss That Missed, a tale of a royal bedtime kiss, thrown out in haste, which misses its target and creates a great misadventure putting the kingdom to sleep as a knight tries to recover it. I liked the idea behind this book - it's cute and stands out as fairly original in all the stories we've read so far. The eventual resolution brings a moral into the story which isn't too heavy handed. The actual journey of the knight in the kingdom is a little odd, but that's part of the adventure. While I hadn't heard of this book before, it seems it's a fairly popular and well-known tale. I think it's interesting, and a nice combination of fantasy and bedtime story. You can find a YouTube version, here.
Master A's verdict: Paid attention to the pictures despite it interrupting learning-to-crawl time. A good sign.
- Title: The Kiss That Missed
- Author/Illustrator: David Melling
- Source: Borrowed from local library
- Publisher: Barron's
What's on tomorrow? No idea.