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Hug You, Kiss You, Love You

Hug You, Kiss You, Love You

by Joyce Wan
     
 

From the creator of the deliciously adorable YOU ARE MY CUPCAKE comes a new ode to the best emotion in the world--LOVE!

With a glittery cover and bold illustrations throughout, Joyce Wan celebrates the small joys and big wonders of parental love with a cast of endearing mommy and baby animals. I hug you, tickle you, sing to you softly, carry you, bathe you, kiss

Overview


From the creator of the deliciously adorable YOU ARE MY CUPCAKE comes a new ode to the best emotion in the world--LOVE!

With a glittery cover and bold illustrations throughout, Joyce Wan celebrates the small joys and big wonders of parental love with a cast of endearing mommy and baby animals. I hug you, tickle you, sing to you softly, carry you, bathe you, kiss you always. Baby, this sweet board book is the perfect way to say I LOVE YOU!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/07/2013
Wan follows her food-themed odes to love, You Are My Cupcake and We Belong Together, with a delightful board book built around seven adult-child animal pairs. “I love to hug you/ tickle you/ sing to you softly,” writes Wan as a bear, dog, and whale cuddle and play with their young. The book maintains the chunky digital graphics of Wan’s previous titles, and clever visual details are everywhere, from thematically patterned backgrounds of bones, waves, and leaves to the recurring heart elements incorporated into the animals. Up to age 3. (Nov.)
From the Publisher

Praise for WE BELONG TOGETHER

"Manga-like characterizations and a chunky, hip design deliver the cuddly sentiment with panache." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Children's Literature - Sheilah Egan
Readers can expose little listeners to several experiences universal to all babies with these stylistic scenes of animal babies being cared for by a parent. Bold outlines define the creatures hugging, tickling, bathing, carrying, kissing, and singing to little ones. Double spreads contain simple text such as “I love to hug you.” The larger brown bear encircles the smaller bear, so they almost roll off the page. The large animals are almost as cute as their little babies. The solid background colors are enhanced with small embellishments such as the musical notes around the singing whale. If one looks closely, the little, same color rainbow arches have a heart at their base. The last spread shows a kitten snuggling with an adult cat, “Baby, I love you!” There is a lot of love to share with this board book. Animals include: bears, dogs, whales, koalas, elephants, seals, and cats. Reviewer: Sheilah Egan; Ages 0 to 3.
Kirkus Reviews
2013-11-13
Round and friendly cartoon animal parents demonstrate how they take care of and show affection for their babies. A bear, dog, elephant and more hug, tickle and bathe, respectively, a cub, puppy and calf. The loving critters are drawn with bold, brown lines, and muted swaths of blue, brown, aqua and cream fill them out. Many of the details on the animals, such as the interiors of the cats' ears and the seals' and whales' tails, are heart-shaped. Hearts also appear in the background patterns that subtly emulate the creatures' environs, such as heart-shaped leaves that appear behind the koala duo. The disjointed text, written in a variety of bubbly fonts, is made up of short, two- to five-word phrases on each spread describing the action: "I love to HUG you / tickle you / sing to you softly / carry you / bathe you / kiss you always / Baby, I LOVE you!" This gooey sentiment almost gets out of hand with the pink, sparkly cover, but the friendly art makes it worth a look-see. (Board book. 3 mos.-1)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545540452
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
11/26/2013
Pages:
14
Sales rank:
225,501
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
BR (what's this?)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

Meet the Author


Joyce Wan runs her own stationery and gift business, Wanart, which sells products in thousands of boutiques, museum shops, and gift stores worldwide. She is also the author and illustrator of many children's books, including YOU ARE MY CUPCAKE and WE BELONG TOGETHER.

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