Sometimes you need a little book that acts as a perfect exclamation mark—with a subversively funny twist.

Julia Marshall, Publisher

Perfect Presents!


A satisfied lizard has found the perfect present for a hard-to-please friend in this happy comic gift book about gifts, ideal as a gift in its own right.

You’re a very hard person to buy for, but have I got the perfect thing for you!

In this little hardback gift comic, a lizard is delighted with their whole bag of perfect presents for a slightly unusual friend. At first things don’t seem to be going well… The friend wolfs down each one and reaches out greedily for the gecko itself! Until the story finishes with a big kiss and a cup of peppermint tea: “Perfect presents,” says the friend. “Just to my taste!”

This funny comic with a twist is a fun read for children of all ages and a perfect present for anyone, even those who are hard to buy for.

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Written and illustrated by Anke Kuhl, translated by Melody Shaw.


  • Book Details

    Country of Origin Germany
    Reader Age 2-5 year, 5-7 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Youth Services Book Review, starred review

      Readers will love the message that appearances cannot predict a person’s true character, and that you don’t have be alike to be friends.

    2. Booklist

      Fun for reading aloud.

    3. Kirkus Reviews

      The lively, humorous illustrations, set in two panels per page, are endearingly expressive.
      This cute story is like a present and a friendship—to be enjoyed and shared.

    4. The Listener

      Top 50 Kids Books
      Small and perfectly formed.

    5. Red Reading Hub

      Hugely satisfying.

    6. Lancashire Evening Post

      Spread love, giggles and happiness this Christmas with a comic gift book that will delight readers of any age… but especially those who are hard to buy for.

    7. Paula Green, Poetry Box

      So witty, so surprising, so playful.

    8. Bob’s Books Blog

      Very dramatic with a great ending. Gecko Press really know what they are doing.

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