A reassuring story about separation and love
In this soothing love story between mother and child, Mama Bear offers various vessels to contain their love while they are apart--but none seem right. It's not until Little Bear suggests that they make each other a Kiss Box--filled with a hundred kisses--that they are able to stay connected--no matter where they are.
Whether it be an errand to the grocery store, a business trip, or the first day of school, this is a tender reminder that we are always together where it matters most: in our hearts.
About the Author
BONNIE INGBER VERBURG has been editing books for children and adults for nearly three decades. She and her son live in Southern California with their two dogs, three parrots, a cat, a king snake, a leopard gecko, and a fish named Huck Fin.
HENRY COLE was born on a dairy farm near Purcellville, Virginia, and was an adored elementary-school science teacher for 16 years. He has since illustrated over 80 popular picture books, including the multimillion-selling Moose series and other bestsellers. Mr. Cole has always loved art and science, which has made him a keen observer of details in nature. He now lives in both Florida and Virginia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have followed Bonnie Verburg's highly successful publishing career with great interest. Some of my favorite books she's published are 'No, David!' by David Shannon, 'How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen, and Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey. Her books always appeal directly to the needs of children and are perfectly suited for both children and parents. With this in mind, I'm not surprised that her own book has the same appeal. Separation anxiety is a huge issue for children and parents and there's very little available that deals with it. This enchanting book will reassure any child who's experiencing separation anxiety. The Kiss Box is a way for children to always have their mother's kisses. No matter where you are, you can have a Kiss Box to send your kisses back and forth. No matter how many kisses you take, it always remains full. After 35 years of publishing other people's books, Verburg has created a timeless treasure full of heart. This is sure to be an all time favorite!
I love this book. It was given to me this week. It gave me a wonderful chance to talk to my five-year-old son about a business trip I needed to take. We made a Kiss Box for each of us so we could send kisses back and forth while I was away. I recommend this for any parent who has to be away from a child--even for an hour at the supermarket. I am going to give it to a friend whose little girl is going to preschool (separation), a friend who is going through a divorce (so she won't be with her little boy every day now), a friend who takes a lot of trips, a mom who has to leave her daughter with a babysitter a lot, a mom who is worried about her son missing her when he starts kindergarten, and a woman I met who has to go to go away to the hospital get well enough to take care of her boy. You know we want our kids to feel safe and loved when we are away from them. This gives them that message.