I WISH NO ONE HAD INVENTED KISSING. Momo doesn't approve of kissing. He especially doesn't like being kissed. So he sets out on a campaign to stop it. But then his baby brother comes along! Emma Chichester Clark -- creator of I Love Youe Blue Kangaroo! (shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal) and Where Are You, Blue Kangaroo? -- once again demonstrates her sympathy for children's emotions in this instantly recognisable new tale.
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Enough with the kissing, already! Momo the monkey cannot fathom why everyone, everyone insists on doing so much kissing. Lions, wild boars, snakes, flamingos, even Momo's own family has to kiss hello, kiss goodbye, kiss to make it better... "I wish no one had invented kissing," poor Momo laments. He's positively dreading the smoochfest when his new baby brother is born. But little does he know what his own reaction will be to the wailing tot.
Emma Chichester Clark, author and illustrator of numerous acclaimed books, including I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!, writes with a warm, fresh style, and drenches the pages of this irresistible jungle tale with tropical colors and droll details. There's an eminently recognizable Everyboy in Momo's furry body. When a girl relative tries to put the kissing in cousin, the determined look on Momo's face as he beats a hasty retreat is priceless. And when his adorable baby brother wins Momo's heart (and lips), every reader will cheer. (Ages 2 to 5) --Emilie CoulterFrom the Inside Flap:
Why does there have to be so much kissing? That?s what Momo wants to know. Everyone?s kissing boo-boos, kissing babies, and worst of all, kissing him. So he decides to put an end to it. ?No more kissing!? he declares. But when Momo gets a little brother, will he be able to follow his own rule?
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Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007131054