Children must wonder why adults say some of the curious things that they do—for instance, the phrase planting a kiss. Here, in charming, minimalist fashion, Rosenthal imagines a literal interpretation of the trope, spinning it out to a whimsical yet weighty conclusion. A young girl, known in the rhyming text as Little Miss, plants a kiss in the ground. After careful tending, a delicately sparkling sprout grows, and the girl decides to share her wondrous harvest with the world, diligently traveling to the farthest corners to do so. What is being shared exactly is left open to interpretation, but Reynolds’ winsome, small-scale illustrations—a perfect vehicle for this conceptual story—feature flourishes of yellow glitter that will help young children connect to the metaphorical aspect of the tale. A fine starting point for discussions about kindness, generosity, and how every person has the potential to affect big change. Not bad for a book that starts with one little kiss. Preschool-Grade 2. --Kristen McKulski
Little Miss planted a kiss . . .
One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey about life, kindness, and giving from New York Times bestselling team Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Peter H. Reynolds.--This text refers to the Board book edition. See all Editorial Reviews
My daughter and I both love this book. The glitter texture doesn't flake either! Great bonus.Published 14 days ago by MamaMiko
This book is good because it teaches you to share your love. - Landry age 8Published 1 month ago by 3kdz
This book is absolutely wonderful!!! Must have for every family!!Published 6 months ago by Elizabeth B Hines
I volunteer to read to a first grade class. They adored the pictures and the story in this sweet book. Great for Valentine's Day or spring planting story. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mary Mary