PreS-How many kisses does it take to say goodnight? A fussy baby receives "ten little kisses on teeny tiny toes/nine laughing kisses on busy, wriggly feet/eight squishy kisses on chubby, yummy knees," and so on down to "one last kiss on your sleepy, dreamy head." Each member of the family takes a turn bestowing kisses on the child: mom, dad, grandma, big sister, and even the dog and cat. Katz uses bold colors and lines to accent the flat, yet expressive illustrations. Heavy use of pink, combined with an array of brightly colored patterns, adds to the tender, happy tone of the story. Collage pieces are seamlessly woven into the gouache and colored-pencil illustrations, and Katz throws in some surprising perspectives, such as the mother kissing the baby's toes shown from the infant's point of view. The final spread, which shows the whole family smiling down at the sleeping child in her crib, epitomizes the loving warmth of this pitch-perfect bedtime story. Though somewhat reminiscent of Molly Bang's Ten, Nine, Eight (Greenwillow, 1983), this delightful book has a charm all its own and will surely become a standard at baby and toddler storytimes.-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, Eldersburg, MD
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We have Daddy Hugs, and Mommy Hugs so we thought we should get this one too. These are my daughter's favorite book by far as they encourage interactive reading. Read morePublished 1 day ago by A. S. Norris
This is my favorite book ever to all the mommies out there this is a MUST !!!! I read this to my baby and kiss her and she squeals it's such a fun book and I love to read it to her... Read morePublished 2 days ago by heather a.
I am huge fan of Karen Katz books as is my toddler daughter. This is a fun book to read. I would highly recommend it!Published 12 days ago by Amber M.
What a present I gave myself when I bought this book! It was supposed to be for my first great-granddaughter, but I guess it was really for me! Read morePublished 26 days ago by Bgenie30