How About a Kiss for Me?

32p. 978-0-52542-235-8.
PreS An unseen narrator asks a little boy, "Do you like to kiss a dog? Do you like to kiss a frog?" And so this rhyming list of potential animals, reptiles, birds, and insects begins. Each page shows the little boy gamely trying to kiss (or avoid kissing) creatures such as a skunk, snake, goose, and flea. At the end of the story, the father asks for his own kiss goodnight, completing the circle. Some of the rhymes are a little forced, but that will be covered up by the laughs from children envisioning themselves kissing these animals. The illustrations are sweet and humorous-readers can tell from the expression on the little boy's face whether or not he is inclined to kiss that animal. This book would be ideal as an individual lap-sit or storytime selection. Either way, readers will feel that it ended just right, with a kiss from Dad.-"Susan E. Murray, Glendale Public Library, AZ" Copyright 2010 Media Source Inc.
A father wonders, in rhyme, what his young son would like to kiss--a dog? pig? skunk? mop? This playful story offers many silly suggestions before the dad asks for a kiss himself as he tucks his son into bed. The cheery illustrations of a towheaded, overalls-clad tot show amusing surroundings for the various "kissable" objects.

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