How many kisses does a tired baby get?
How many kisses does it take to say goodnight? In this lovely little Kiss and Read book, you have the perfect goodnight story for your little one. Perfect for Nannas!
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: Mum, Dad, Granny, Big Sister plus the dog and the cat.
Karen Katz uses bold colours and lines to accent the flat, yet expressive illustrations.
Heavy use of pink, combined with an array of brightly coloured patterns, adds to the tender, happy tone of the story. Collage pieces are seamlessly woven into the gouache and coloured-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.
A gorgeous goodnight book, as irresistible as a baby’s smile.
Available from Amazon – $7.16 Counting Kisses: A Kiss & Read Book