Friday, October 24, 2008

Mama's Kiss


Yolen, Jane. 2008. Mama's Kiss. Illustrated by Daniel Baxter.

Rhyming fun about kisses? And it's by Jane Yolen? It's got to be good! This one is fun and playful. The rhyming is quite good--as opposed to some others that are hit and miss--and the subject is just right for sharing with little ones.

Here's how it starts off:

Mama smiles and throws me kisses,
Most land right, but one kiss misses.
Mama says she'll throw another,
It sails off toward Baby Brother.
Baby burps, the kiss goes wide,
Through the window and outside....

Where this kiss goes next....you'll have to read for yourself and see. This book is similar to another one that I read this year. The title of that one I can't quite remember on the spot. But I liked this one even better.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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