"How many kisses do you want tonight?" the animals ask, snuggling critters tight. This adorable counting bedtime book celebrates the special ritual of goodnight kisses. Children and baby animals request from one to a million kisses from their parents when they settle in for the night. The simple, rhyming text makes for a perfect read aloud.
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Varsha Baja's two kids were the inspiration for this story. This is her first children's book.
Ivan Bates has illustrated numerous children's books, including the best-selling Just You and Me by Sam McBratney.
PreS-Gr. 1. From bear to butterfly to snake, 10 animal parents--some moms, some dads--ask their little ones the title question: "'How many kisses do you want, young fellow?' Mommy Duck asks, fluffing Little Duck yellow." "'I want TWO,' he says with a quack. 'One on my beak and one on my back.'" Each response is well matched to the creature; Little Spider, for example, wants eight kisses, one for each leg. The game continues until a human Daddy poses the question to his "princess pink" and a Mommy asks it of her "brave knight." "'I want a HUNDRED,' says the little girl. 'One on my nose and one on each curl.'"; "'I want a MILLION,' [the boy] says with delight. Finishing his book, he says good night." The soft-toned watercolor-and-colored-pencil double-spreads have a snuggly feel that reinforces the gentle tone of the text. The kisses, the counting, and the rhymes will have youngsters itching to participate in the action; the last page, which addresses the question right to young listeners, will get things started. Julie Cummins
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Book Description Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Ivan Bates (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0316823813
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