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is the creator of the companion book A Kiss Like This
. She is also the authorillustrator
of I Kissed the Baby! as well as Quick Duck!, Slow Snail, Utterly Lovely One, Pando Foo and the New Friend, and How Kind! She lives in Galway, Ireland.
"In this cheery companion to 2012's A Kiss Like This, Murphy explores the sounds that six animals make (with a few extra cows and geese thrown in on the title page, complete with their own moos and honks). As in the previous book, a playful format featuring half-pages inserted into each spread suggests a guessing game. Murphy describes an animal's style of greeting on the left-hand page ('A cat hello is prissy and proud...'), after which readers turn the half page to reveal a slightly different scene featuring the animals as they greet each other, along with the remainder of the text ( 'like this! purrrrrr... meow'). From 'flappy and clucky' chicken salutations to the 'tiny and tappy' introductions beetles make, fun-to-say words dance across the ample white background space. The sweetly silly cast of boldly outlined, wide-eyed animals including a pair of exuberant leaping frogs and two toothy donkeys wearing goofy floral hats comes together for a colorful, cacophonous splash at the book's end as they encourage readers to chime in with a big 'Hello!' of their own. Ages 2 5." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
The creator of a Kiss Like This offers an exuberant concept book about the irresistible sounds that animals make. The perfect baby gift!
Different kinds of animals say hello in their own way. And who better than Mary Murphy to introduce their voices to the youngest of listeners? Full of funny adjectives and sound words, this charming companion to Mary Murphys A Kiss Like This is an ideal read-aloud for the very youngest of listeners and is sure to engage babies as they first learn to talk.