Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!

Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! by Kyle Mewburn. Illustrated by Ali Teo & John O'Reilly. 2008. Peachtree. 32 pages.

Auntie Elsie was always pleased to see Andy.
"Hi-de-hi, Andy Apple Pie!" she yelled.
"Hello, Auntie Elsie," he replied, and got ready to run.
But Andy was too slow.
Auntie Elsie's arms swooped out and grabbed him in a squishy hug.
Andy wriggled.
He held his breath.
But the sloppy kisses came, all the same.

I love this one! I do! I think it's very fun. It stars a little boy, Andy, and his very loving aunt. Whenever his aunt comes to visit, Andy tries and tries and tries to outwit her. He plots and plans how he can avoid her yucky kisses. Each time he fails. But one day, his aunt doesn't come...and Andy realizes that maybe being kissed isn't the worst thing in the world! Can Andy find a place in his heart for his Auntie?

I enjoyed this one very much!

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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