A Kiss Like This
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  • A Kiss Like This

A Kiss Like This

by Mary Murphy
     
 

What better gift for a new baby? The creator of I Kissed the Baby! celebrates animal moms and babies in an irresistible novelty book.

A giraffe kiss is very tall — just turn the page and see! Elephant kisses are long, of course, while tiny mice and bubbly fish have kisses all their own. Using a clever split-page format that makes for charming

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Overview

What better gift for a new baby? The creator of I Kissed the Baby! celebrates animal moms and babies in an irresistible novelty book.

A giraffe kiss is very tall — just turn the page and see! Elephant kisses are long, of course, while tiny mice and bubbly fish have kisses all their own. Using a clever split-page format that makes for charming surprises, author-illustrator Mary Murphy shares a series of animal kisses that are sure to have babies and toddlers gurgling, giggling, smiling, and leaning over for their kisses, too.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Chirpy adjectives and large flaps describe and reveal the ways that different animals kiss. In one scene, a large fish greets a little one: “A fish kiss is fizzy and bubbly... like this!” A flip of the flap unites the two fish in an aquatic kiss. Elsewhere, two smiling bees meet for a midair smooch (“A bee kiss is fuzzy and buzzy... like this!”), and when owls kiss, it’s “tu-wit, tu-wooty.” The chunky, childlike animals stand out against the predominantly white pages, while the flaps and sound effects contribute to a lively interactive experience. Ages 2–4. (Dec.)
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Sure to inspire lots of cuddles and lip smacks.
—Kirkus Reviews
School Library Journal
K-Gr 1—This is an adorable compilation of animal parents and babies kissing, among them giraffes, mice, fish, even bees: "A bee kiss is fuzzy and buzzy…." Of course it is! The descriptions of the kisses will have kids giggling with delight: "An elephant kiss is long and toot-tooty…," and the lift-the-flap layout and bright colors will appeal to young hands and eyes. A great Valentine's Day read-aloud or everyday lap read.—Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh, PA
Kirkus Reviews
Murphy (Utterly Lovely One, 2011) produces another bright slip of a title just right for the youngest toddlers. With a Valentine-ready cover in red, pink and white and amusing split-page flaps revealing a silly series of animal kisses, this book will be a popular gift for little ones. Each spread features a vibrantly hued child/parent pair of creatures, including giraffes, mice, fish, bees, elephants, owls and bunnies. The black, smudgy hand-lettered text describes the different kinds of kisses: "gentle and tall," "fuzzy and buzzy" and "long and toot-tooty." Each phrase ends with an ellipsis prompting readers to flip the half page to reveal "like this!" and an eyes-closed buss. By the book's end, all the pairs are busy smooching. "My, oh my--look! Everybody's kissing! / Now there's only one kiss missing…. // Your kiss! / Like this!" Slim? Fleeting? Predictable? Yes, but the youngest listeners won't mind. Sure to inspire lots of cuddles and lip smacks. (Picture book. 1-3)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763661823
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
12/11/2012
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
546,467
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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Sure to inspire lots of cuddles and lip smacks.
—Kirkus Reviews

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