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Kiss Good Night (Sam Books) Paperback – October 10, 2006

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"The finale is so satisfying that it calls for an encore. 'Again!' Sam says, as will readers of this cozy story."

About the Author

Amy Hest is the author of many books, including WHEN JESSIE CAME ACROSS THE SEA, winner of the Christopher Medal and illustrated by P. J. Lynch, and IN THE RAIN WITH BABY DUCK, winner of the BOSTON GLOBE - HORN BOOK Award and illustrated by Jill Barton. She says that she was inspired by her own son, Sam. "When Sam was small he knew countless ways to keep me in his room at bedtime," she remembers.

Anita Jeram is the illustrator of the best-selling GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU by Sam McBratney. She is also the author-illustrator of BUNNY, MY HONEY and ALL TOGETHER NOW. About KISS GOOD NIGHT, she says it reminds her of when "the children and I are comfortable and safe, tucked up snug in bed, listening to the rain outside the window and everything around seems to glow with the warmth."
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 and up
  • Series: Sam Books
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; Reprint edition (October 10, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763621145
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763621148
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #407,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I LOVE the artwork in this book. The storyline is a little weak. I would have liked a little more descriptors about what's happening when Sam says "Again!" because it's awkward reading this part... just one word to the page. And I'm not crazy about the text on page 13. I just can't relate to the Mommy bear walking out and saying "kiss good night" in a mantra. But hey, that's just me. You get to decide for yourself because I've typed all the words out for you. I typed out the text because I'm going to read this to my daughter while I am away on business. (I picked this one because it was relatively short compared to her other books & quick to type!)

Kiss Good Night [text]
1. It was a dark and story night on Plum Street.
2. In the little white house Mrs. Bear was putting Sam to bed. "Ready now, Sam?" "Oh, no," said Sam. "I'm waiting."
3. Mrs. Bear sat on the bed beside Sam and they read his favorite book and they both knew all the words.
4. Afterward, Mrs. Bear pulled one side of the blanket way up high under Sam's chin, and the blanket was red. She pulled the other side, too, tucking it under his toes like a nest. Outside, the wind blew. Whoo, whoooo. "Ready now, Sam?" "Oh, no," said Sam. "I'm waiting."
5. Mrs. Bear arranged Sam's friends in the bed and they all snuggled close in the blanket that was red. Outside, the rain came down. Splat! On the roof. Splat! Splat! On the windows. The wind blew. Whoo, whoooo. "Ready now, Sam?" "Oh, no," said Sam. "I'm waiting."
6. Mrs. Bear poured milk in two glasses and they both drank milk and it was warm sliding down. Afterward, Mrs. Bear yawned. "You must be ready now," she said. But Sam shook his head. "I'm waiting," he said.
7. "Hmmmm," said Mrs. Bear, "let me think.
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You can almost hear the wind howl outside the little white house but inside it's warm & cozy. Sam can't get to sleep and his mother has to figure out what she's forgotten in the bedtime routine. My toddler loves the kissing part (he gets kisses at the same time) but the story is a bit complicated for him yet (he gets bored with the longer sentences). But he will happily point out Sam and looks forward to the ending (usually flips the pages to the parts he likes). This is a great series for a childs library and I've bought them for my children & nieces as well. Would make a nice baby gift or 1st birthday present. I would recommend anything by this illustrator as well - you really get the feel of the weather, the warmth of the house, the smells of his mother's baking and the taste of the warm milk.
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I agree with everyone's rave reviews about the illustrations in this book. It is lovely! The little house just glows and makes you feel cozy just looking at it! Five stars for illustrations, no question.

I had to deduct a star, though, for the text. I find it stilted and awkward in places -- like it could use another round of editing. I love the sound effects "splat!" of the rain and "woooo" of the wind. I love the kisses. I struggle with some of the longer bedtime routine paragraphs. I am inclined to rephrase them, but don't want to confuse my daughter when she grows old enough to read the words herself. For instance, I always trip over this one: "Afterward, Mrs. Bear pulled one side of the blanket way up high under Sam's chin, and the blanket was red." And this one: Mrs. Bear poured milk in two glasses and they both drank milk and it was warm sliding down. Afterward, Mrs. Bear yawned." I want to make the first excerpt two distinct sentences, simplify the second considerably, and eliminate both "afterwards" entirely.

I know this is nit-picky, and it shouldn't stop you from buying the book! The story is delightful and sweet. Some pages, the text flows beautifully. Hest makes nice use of repetition, which is fitting in a bedtime ritual story. I just wish I could hack at a few of these paragraphs and pare them down! Despite that, "Kiss Goodnight" is a bedtime favorite in our household!
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The wind is howling and the rain is slamming down, but Mama Bear is getting Sam all cozy and warm and tucked into bed. The story is sweet, but the illustrations, in my opinion, make this book better than your average good-night story. The warmth and coziness jump off the pages, making the reader almost envious of Sam and his comfy, soft bed. My daughter (4 months old) is still too young to understand this book (I'm sure she's too young to even understand what's going on when I read to her!) but she will stare, mesmerized, at every page. This has been a really fun book for us!
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We love Sam! My mother in law brought home "You Can Do It Sam" for my 2.5 year old from a local book sale. They are simple, yet magical little books. I like them as much as my son does. Which is important, because anyone with a toddler knows, you have to read the same stories over and over! This particular story is about Sam and his mom going through their bedtime routine on a stormy night, all leading up to what Sam is waiting all evening for...his kiss goodnight. To my knowledge, there are 3 same books: "Kiss Good Night", "You Can Do It Sam", and "Don't You Feel Well Sam?."
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