From acclaimed author Ziggy Hanaor (Alte Zachen, Alex and Alex and The Pocket Chaotic) comes this heartwarming story about the power of affection to lighten up even the darkest of days.
Gory Rory Fangface is having a terrible day and everything is going wrong. First, he ran out of cereal and then his favourite jumper was in the wash and then it rained on the way to school. Does Gory Rory need a kiss? No, he most certainly DOESN’T.
The day gets progressively worse; he’s forgotten his homework, it’s egg salad for lunch, and then mum is late for pick-up. A kiss perhaps? NO WAY.
On the way home it rains again, there’s homework to finish and the internet is down. Gory Rory has reached the end of his tether – it really has been the WORST DAY EVER. But sometimes… just sometimes… when you really really need them… kisses can make it all better.
Ziggy Hanaor is a writer and publisher living in London, UK. She has authored picturebooks including Fly Flies (Cicada, 2019), Alex and Alex (Cicada 2021), The Pocket Chaotic (Cicada, 2020) and the graphic novel, Alte Zachen: Old Things (Cicada, 2022), which was received to critical acclaim.
Daisy Wynter is an illustrator based in Sussex. As a child she was a bookworm and a compulsive doodler, and this hasn't really changed in adulthood. Her love of picture books and comics led her to study for an MA in Children's Book Illustration at Goldsmith's, which she completed in 2020. She works primarily by hand, in pencil and gouache, and especially loves drawing dogs.