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
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Very cute book. However.... It is made of a thick cardboard, and I was very pleased, except it was warped. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Shopper
Adorable bed time story! Great to use from infancy to toddlers. Sturdy board book.Published 24 days ago by Victoria Goldenberg
Our daughter-in-law said that their daughter really liked this book.Published 29 days ago by Janet in NJ
For my 6-month old granddaughter; my daughter reports that she already loves it and laughs both during its reading and when she sees it taken out. A real success!Published 1 month ago by Maureen T. Hannley
Disappointed in the book itself - warped and two pages stuck together. Amazon replaced the first book and I kept the second because it was only slightly warped. Read morePublished 1 month ago by klm
This has quickly become a favorite in our house. With a simple story line that encourages play with your baby/kids and bright colorful illustrations this is a great pick. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jennifer Jones