Small and perfectly formed.

Top 50 Kids Books, The Listener

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. Book Bound

      This is such a brilliant concept of a story/book, and one I know will be incredibly popular.

    2. School Reading List

      With a delightful and satisfying ending, this is a book to read again and again.

    3. All Done Monkey Blog

      With spare text and vibrant illustrations, this comic style book is perfect for emerging readers.

    4. Reading Rockets

      Summer Reading Guide 2023

    5. No Flying Not Tights

      It’s short, simple, and has that little bit of humor that would be ideal for leading into a more serious discussion on sharing and gift giving.

    6. World Kid Lit

      With sparse dialogue and comics-style illustrations, Perfect Presents! will make young readers howl. Yet this delightful, tongue-in-cheek book also carries some important messages: thoughtful gifts are an act of friendship, thank-yous are meaningful, and friendship involves acts of kindness reciprocated.

    7. 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.

    8. Booklist

      Fun for reading aloud.

    9. 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.

    10. The Listener

      Top 50 Kids Books
      Small and perfectly formed.

    11. Red Reading Hub

      Hugely satisfying.

    12. 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.

    13. Paula Green, Poetry Box

      So witty, so surprising, so playful.

    14. Bob’s Books Blog

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

Available worldwide from your local bookstore or online.

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