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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thought it said new.....had 2 torn pages....not giftable but a good book to keep.Published 14 days ago by Mary Ann Spies
We've worn out our copy - it's one of all our babies/toddlers favorite. I like gifting this book too.Published 20 days ago by AgM
Same reason for only 3 stars for Daddy Hugs. I just expected it to be much better.Published 1 month ago by macombvan
Bought as a gift for my 3 month old niece. The thick pages are perfect for the little fingers.Published 1 month ago by Becky
Love all of Karen Katz's books. Have bought and will continue to buy them for my granddaughter. She loves them.Published 1 month ago by Clare S. Trick