The Three Wishes by David Melling

The Three Wishes

Written by David Melling
Illustrated by


The Three Wishes by David Melling

The loveable duo from The Kiss That Missed are back in a third adventure!The hapless knight and his faithful horse are left to babysit the prince and princess. But babysitting is a lot harder than they think. Add to the mix - a bag of spells, a little magic and three wishes - and it's going to be a long night. From the bestselling creator of Hugless Douglas, this delightful story is full of humour, charm and magic.


Entertaining tale with amusing illustrations. * Northern Echo * 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 * 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 * Quirky and witty illustrations accompany this wacky tale. * The Children's Bookseller * A lively read and a brilliant illustration of the moral about being careful what you wish for * Junior * A lively read and a brilliant illustration of the moral about being careful what you wish for. * Junior * David Melling's illustrations are delightful, detailed and distinctive in style ... A humorous bedtime story with text and pictures in complete harmnoy and lots of detail to enjoy, which will stand up well to repeated readings * Publishing News * Quirky and witty * The Children's Bookseller * Fans of The Kiss that Missed and Good Knight, Sleep Tight will be delighted with this new adventure ... Melling has created another delightful read-aloud * Books For Keeps * A fast and exciting story, full of fun and humour * School Librarian *

About the Author

David Melling

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors 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 'Brilliant the Dinosaur' (Pavilion) was shortlisted for the 1994 Smarties Book Award and 'What's that Noise?' was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. 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. To date he has illustrated over 60 books, writing and illustrating around 15 of them, including the popular Hugless Douglas

David Melling is married and lives with his wife and two children in Oxfordshire.

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32 pages


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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

27th October 2007



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