Won't You Be My Kissaroo? Send-A-Story

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There are lots of different kinds of kisses—from sticky breakfast kisses to playful "gotcha!" kisses to special birthday cake kisses—and this charming story celebrates them all! This much-loved picture book that celebrates all the kissable moments between little ones and their grown-ups is now available as a mailable book. Joanne Ryder's playful rhymes pair perfectly with Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet's whimsical illustrations, making this just the right thing to pop in the mail for Valentine's Day, a...

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Overview

There are lots of different kinds of kisses—from sticky breakfast kisses to playful "gotcha!" kisses to special birthday cake kisses—and this charming story celebrates them all! This much-loved picture book that celebrates all the kissable moments between little ones and their grown-ups is now available as a mailable book. Joanne Ryder's playful rhymes pair perfectly with Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet's whimsical illustrations, making this just the right thing to pop in the mail for Valentine's Day, a birthday, or any sweet celebration.

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"Tender rhyming couplets, winsome watercolors, and a title that's the very definition of the proverbial offer you can't refuse."—Publishers Weekly

 
"A feel-good choice for sharing one-on-one or with a group."—School Library Journal
Children's Literature - Peg Glisson and Marilyn Courtot
A young lamb awakens on his birthday to a kiss from his mother and then strolls around his neighborhood where other types of kisses are being given to other young animals. Young bear receives a "breakfast kiss...nice and sweet;" young butterfly's cheek receives a kiss "soft as rain;" puppy's kiss is "very wet, as silly as a kiss can get;" and frog's "playful kiss will often squeak and make a POP! upon your cheek." All these young animals gather to celebrate lamb's birthday; the day ends, of course, with a bedtime kiss to keep him "cozy through the night." Ryder's rhyming couplets will evoke smiles, giggles, and familiar feelings for young listeners. Sweet's pastel watercolor, pencil, and collage illustrations capture the lightness of the day and the tenderness and the love. They are simply drawn, yet have enough details for young eyes to pore over. Perfect for one-to-one sharing, this book will also work well with groups of young children. This delightful story has been adapted into a postcard size that can be mailed by flipping the cover flap and adding three first class stamps and putting it in a mail box with an address to your favorite child. What a charming idea and one that grandparents and other friends and relatives will find delightful. Reviewer: Peg Glisson and Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547327921
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 1/3/2011
  • Series: Send A Story Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 4.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

JOANNE RYDER is the author of many books for children, including EACH LIVING THING illustrated by Ashley Wolff, The Snail's Spell, Earthdance, and My Father's Hands. Ms. Ryder received The American Nature Study Society's award for her numerous books about the natural world. She lives in Pacific Grove, California.

Melissa Sweet is the illustrator of many fine children’s books. Reviewers have described her unique mixed-media illustrations as “exuberant,” “outstanding,” and “a creative delight.” Melissa lives on the beautiful coast of Maine. In addition to writing and painting, she enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. For more information about the author and her work, visit www.melissasweet.net.

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