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Won't You Be My Kissaroo? Hardcover – May 1, 2004

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PreSchool-Grade 2–A little lamb's birthday dawns sunflower bright, with a special gift, a kiss, and a request from his loving parent: "Won't you be my kissaroo?" Colorfully clad animal friends are just as lucky, receiving special kisses ("A morning kiss... full of sun.... A breakfast kiss... nice and sweet.... A hello kiss... soft as rain...") from their own caring grown-ups. Sweet's large, charmingly simple watercolor, pencil, and collage pictures have an appealing primary-grade sensibility and are awash with a golden-sunlight glow and a sort of innocent awe. They combine beautifully with Ryder's easy rhyming text to invite readers to join the bear, bunny, butterfly, puppy, kitten, and funny frog in red boots who gather to surprise their woolly friend to celebrate his happy day. Finally, the sleepy-eyed young sheep is tucked into bed, and, while fireflies punctuate the night-blue sky outside his window, he receives a cozy kiss and a reprise of the question of the day: "So... Won't you be my kissaroo?/And every day, the whole day through,/we'll share new kisses.../me and you!" A feel-good choice for sharing one-on-one or with a group, and a high-quality addition to the kisses-and-hugs collection.–Kathy Krasniewicz, Perrot Library, Old Greenwich, CT
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PreS. On her birthday, a young sheep wakes to a present and lots of kisses from Mom. As she strolls through the neighborhood, she sees other animal parents and their offspring sharing kisses and cuddles, too. A gentle, rhyming text describes the different types of kisses she observes, from the sticky kiss mama and baby bear share after a sweet honey breakfast to the silly, wet kisses Puppy gives his parent. There's also a sense of the natural progression of a day, from sunrise ("A morning kiss is full of sun / and wishes for the day to come") to sundown ("A bedtime kiss will tuck you tight / and keep you cozy through the night"). In addition to supporting the concepts described in the text, Sweet's cheerful watercolor-and-collage illustrations depict a simple story line in which the young sheep is treated to a surprise birthday party thrown by her animal friends. Pair this with Time for Bed (1993), Mem Fox's lovely animal tale of parent-and-baby bedtime snuggling. Lauren Peterson
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Gulliver Books; 1st edition (May 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 015202641X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152026417
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 10 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,511,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My 2 year old simply adores this book. The illustrations are glorious, with many different animals in brilliant hues. What makes this book a favorite is that most pages involve a different kind of "kiss" ("A morning kiss is full of sun and wishes for the day to come") and means you can bestow all of these different kisses on your little kissaroo. Basically, it's a GREAT excuse to give multiple kisses to your child (without he/she pulling away), and they're actually returned!
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This book has so many elements children love: pictures of animals, a birthday party, a birthday cake (my 2-yr-old loves pictures of birthday cakes!), kisses, friends, etc. It tells children about different kinds of kisses (morning kisses, goodbye kisses, etc), and it has cute illustrations to go with it. The cute illustrations have details that my daughter loves to point out and name, and the colors are good. We like this book and recommend it to others.
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This is an ideal book for mom or dad to read to their little one. The illustrations are great and quite eye catching. The book is entirely about love, love between parent and child and that is a good theme to read about with any child. The text is simple to understand and goes quite well with the illustrations. This is a great bed time story book or setting under a tree book for you and your young ones. Recommend this one highly.
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This is a really good book (significantly better than most toddler books out there), but the sequel Won't You Be My Hugaroo is significantly better in that the story is more complex. Artwork is excellent in both books, but the story is superior in the other book.
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This is one of my grandbabies favorites....and I have five. I make certain I buy it for any expectant parents I know. I find myself asking my grandkids, 'Won't you be my Kissaroo?' even when we're not reading the book.
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I certainly love the concept and text of "Won't You Be My Kissaroo?" When coupled with Melissa Sweet's illustrations this it becomes just the sweetest little book ever. It is really beautiful and an uplifting read.
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This book is fantastic! We read it every night to our one year old daughter as part of her bedtime routine. She loves it!
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This is a favorite in my house with our toddler. Great pictures and story. I love to give it for a birthday present as well, since it has a nice birthday theme and isn't too overdone like some of the other birthday books.
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