Spring 2023

Perfect Presents!

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

A happy comic gift book for all ages—especially those who are hard to buy for!

In this little hardcover book about gifts and giving, a satisfied lizard has found the perfect presents for a hard-to-please friend.

With 32 pages of comic strip style fun and hilarious illustrations by award-winning Anke Kuhl, this joyful book makes a perfect stocking filler, Secret Santa gift or for giving all-year round at birthdays, anniversaries or any celebration.

A lizard is delighted with their whole bag of perfect presents for a slightly unusual friend, owl. At first things don’t seem to be going well . . . The owl wolfs down each one and reaches out greedily for the lizard itself! With comic tension and a funny twist, the reader thinks the lizard may get eaten, but all turns out well in the end. The story finishes with a big kiss and a cup of peppermint tea: “Perfect presents,” says the friend. “Just to my taste!”

Capturing both the apprehension and delight of gift giving, Perfect Presents! is the ideal solution when shopping for the person who has everything.

Anke Kuhl is one of Germany’s leading children’s book illustrators, whose awards include the German Youth Literature Award in 2011. She has illustrated Do Animals Fall in Love?, Tell Me and Any Body.

Translated from the German edition by Melody Shaw.

Praise for Do Animals Fall in Love
“What a masterpiece!” Axel Scheffler, author of The Gruffalo

“irresistible in tone and content.” starred review, Kirkus Reviews. Best Middle-Grade Nature Books, 2021

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On pre-order until 05/02/2023
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2022
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2023-05-02
Text Type Fiction—Humor
BISACS JUV019000, JUV017000, JUV039060
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.7 x 5.7
Features Original artwork

Author, Illustrator: Anke Kuhl

Anke Kuhl is one of Germany's leading children's book illustrators, whose awards include the German Youth Literature Award in 2011. She lives in Frankfurt with her husband and two children.