Goodnight Kisses

Goodnight Kisses

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by Barney Saltzberg
     
 

It's time for bed. But where are the goodnight kisses hiding? Toddlers will delight in lifting the flaps and discovering the fun textures and brightly colored toys hiding underneath them. And when the hide-and-seek game is over, they can cuddle up for one last goodnight kiss.

This fifth book in Barney Saltzberg's popular Kisses series is a cozy bedtime book

Overview

It's time for bed. But where are the goodnight kisses hiding? Toddlers will delight in lifting the flaps and discovering the fun textures and brightly colored toys hiding underneath them. And when the hide-and-seek game is over, they can cuddle up for one last goodnight kiss.

This fifth book in Barney Saltzberg's popular Kisses series is a cozy bedtime book complete with an inviting lift-the-flap game, a squeaker to press, and glow-in-the-dark stars—perfect for sleepy little ones who love to share goodnight kisses.

Editorial Reviews

Parenting
"Wind up a long day with this cute lift-the-flap featuring a simple guessing game, bits of touchable materials (like faux fur), and a handful of happy-go-lucky animal friends asking to be kissed good night."—Parenting (May 2006)
And finally, it's time for bed, which offers youngsters another opportunity to touch and unfold the amusing delights of cuddling up to animals, fictitious and real, and insects. With its glow-in-the-dark stars, its an apt sleepy time read.
Publishers Weekly
From a dragon's "crinkly" goodnight kiss to a fly's "squeaky" smooch, the touch-and-feel book Goodnight Kisses by Barney Saltzberg provides youngest readers with a variety of new tactile and aural sensations. Each page folds out and proffers something new to touch or hear. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
This "Touch and Feel" book has five pages to turn, each spread becoming a 3-page triptych when opened (the inside edge of the right hand page folds out). Only two of the illustrations on the pages to be opened out have any connection with either the questions on the left side page (i.e. "Who likes fluffy goodnight kisses?") or the exposed illustration underneath (featuring an inserted piece of tactile material, such as the black-and-white blanket cloth in the stomach of the zebra underneath). The outside illustration for that particular page-turning experience is a sailboat toy on wheels. A little more planning and/or thought could have produced more of a learning experience for a young reader. More advance planning might also have avoided the need for an extra thick page near the end of the book, which may or may not have been planned for some kind of squeaker. Nothing made noise in the book I reviewed. 2006, Red Wagon Books/Harcourt, Ages 6 mo. to 3.
—Eleanor Heldrich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152056476
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Series:
Touch and Feel book series
Pages:
14
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

What People are saying about this

Parenting
"Wind up a long day with this cute lift-the-flap featuring a simple guessing game, bits of touchable materials (like faux fur), and a handful of happy-go-lucky animal friends asking to be kissed good night."  --Parenting (May 2006)

Meet the Author

BARNEY SALTZBERG is the creator of Animal Kisses, Peekaboo Kisses, and Noisy Kisses as well as numerous other picture books. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Goodnight Kisses 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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libramom More than 1 year ago
as with baby animal kisses,etc this series is great for engaging the younger to older toddler,language/conversation encouragement..much like the beloved "pat the bunny" by dorothy kundhardt
MamaAngel More than 1 year ago
This is a nice book to read to your little one right before bedtime to settle down from the day. It's not a bedtime "story" really, but still a good bedtime book.