Monday, November 20, 2017

This is the Kiss

This is the Kiss. Claire Harcup. Illustrated by Gabriel Alborozo. 2017. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: When you've had a fun day and you're ready for bed, this is the wave...and the squeeze of the hand...that led to the touch...that led to the smile...that led to the hands going round and round and round until...they started the tickle...

Premise/plot: This is the Kiss is a sweet picture book ideal for sharing at bedtime.

My thoughts: I really liked this one. I thought the bears were adorable! The text flows gently and predictably from cover to cover. All the action leads up guessed it...a kiss, a good night kiss.
The edition I read was Scholastic's Story Play edition. This edition adds prompts for parents. Prompts like: "What is Little Bear building?" "With whom do you love holding hands?" "How are Little Bear and Big Bear feeling? How can you tell?" etc.

Text: 4 out of 5
Illustrations: 4 out of 5
Total: 8 out of 10

© 2017 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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