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 Perfect Presents!
“This cute story is like a present and a friendship—to be enjoyed and shared.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Small and perfectly formed.”—The Listener, Top Children’s Books of 2022
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
978-1-77657-499-5On pre-order until 05/02/2023
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Number of Pages||32|
“With its moment of dark humor, this picture book may appeal to school-age children more than preschoolers. Fun for reading aloud.”—Booklist
“This short comic, told in very spare language, conveys a sweet, simple message that children should easily comprehend and, hopefully, emulate: Kindness begets kindness. The lively, humorous illustrations . . . are endearingly expressive. . . . This cute story is like a present and a friendship—to be enjoyed and shared.”—Kirkus Reviews
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.