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Oh, baby! Leslie Patricelli’s one-haired wonder returns to share the love.

When you’re an adorable bald baby, your family finds lots of ways to show you how much they love you: Mommy lifts you uppy, Daddy kisses you on the tummy, and everyone wants to snuggle. What’s not to love? With comedy and warmth, Leslie Patricelli offers a universal tribute to love and affection in a board book full of instant appeal for little valentines everywhere.

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Overview

Oh, baby! Leslie Patricelli’s one-haired wonder returns to share the love.

When you’re an adorable bald baby, your family finds lots of ways to show you how much they love you: Mommy lifts you uppy, Daddy kisses you on the tummy, and everyone wants to snuggle. What’s not to love? With comedy and warmth, Leslie Patricelli offers a universal tribute to love and affection in a board book full of instant appeal for little valentines everywhere.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A toddler with a single, springy curl (who appears in several other board books by Patricelli) welcomes affection from his parents and family members—and they joyfully accommo­date: “Mommy kisses all my toesies./ Daddy kisses on my tummy./ They both want to eat me up./ I’m so yummy, yummy!” Working in acrylic, Patricelli offers friendly, cartoonlike characters that show their love in individual ways, set against welcoming backgrounds in rosy pinks, reds, and blues. Readers ought to find all this kissing and hugging contagious. Ages 1–3. (Dec.)
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Readers ought to find all this kissing and hugging contagious.
—Publishers Weekly
Children's Literature - Emily Hearn
Bright colors splash across the pages of this homage to affection. Word pairs as a baby asks for attention progress to sentences that describe the kinds of love baby receives and gives to others. The text is paired with depictions of numerous kinds of hugs and kisses. Parents, grandparents, friends, pets, toys, and extended family are recipients and givers as baby experiences lavish expressions of love through hugs and kisses. Different kinds of love are shown by people and pets in baby's world. Even objects important to baby receive demonstrations of affection. Textures of some hugs and kisses are described as baby revels from head to toe in the effervescent play. The final spread provides a pictorial glossary of the hugs and kisses this baby relishes. Exuberance and fun are assured for those who dare to open this book. A bright board book from popular author Leslie Patricelli, this is a fitting gift for Valentine's Day or a fun read for sharing with a young loved one. Reviewer: Emily Hearn
Kirkus Reviews
Patricelli's huggable, cartoon baby is back in an exploration of hugs and kisses. "A kissy when I cry, a hug to say bye-bye, / I don't want this hug to end. Now I hug my friend!" So goes the rhyming verse narrated by the iconic, diaper-clad tot, who explains physical affection among babies, families, friends and pets. Each spread features one, two or multiple scenes of Patricelli's acrylic cartoon characters with thick, black outlines against bold backgrounds in red, dark pink or purple jewel tones. She does a lovely job of capturing toddler-and-parent interactions; especially ebullient: the depiction of a family pileup hug on the floor. As in Patricelli's other books in the series, the final spread provides several smaller captioned cartoons on the theme. While this list of the variety of kisses and hugs people share and their idiomatic names is fun, it is troubling that Patricelli chose to include "Eskimo Kiss," a pejorative and outdated term, showing a dark-skinned young child dressed in a stereotypically oversized jacket rubbing noses with the Caucasian baby protagonist. An unfortunate choice in an otherwise charming package. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763632465
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 12/11/2012
  • Series: Leslie Patricelli board books Series
  • Pages: 26
  • Sales rank: 133,287
  • Age range: 3 months - 3 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Leslie Patricelli is the creator of a series of best-selling board books starring her beloved baby character. She is also the author-illustrator of Higher! Higher! and Faster! Faster! as well as two stories about the Patterson Puppies and, more recently, Be Quiet, Mike! She lives in Ketchum, Idaho.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Good book

    Best book for kids

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