Synopses & Reviews
If animals kissed
like we kiss good night,
Giraffe and his calf
would stretch their necks high
and kiss just beneath
the top of the sky.
In a cozy bedtime chat with her mom, a young girl wonders how animal families might say good night. Would Wolf and his pup “kiss and then HOWL”? Would Bear and her cub “kiss and then GROWL”? But what about Sloth and her baby? They move soooo slooowwwww . . . theyre sure to be kissing from early evening until long after everyone else is fast asleep!
With whimsical art and playful rhyming verse, this picture book is now in board book format for the first time, perfect for bedtime snuggles.
“There are probably not enough synonyms for ‘cute to cover this survey of hypothetical smooches between animal parents and off-spring . . . The characters radiate unconditional love.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review “The imaginative possibilities alone make this one stand out from the glut of sickly sweet bedtime books. Sure to send readers off to a gentle goodnight . . . after a kiss, of course.” —Kirkus Reviews "Lively rhythm, effectice sound words, and an ecclectic collection of toddler-pleasing animals all combine to create a charming bedtime book." —School Library Journal "Using soft colors Walker renders the nighttime rituals inventively, across pages and around panels, making this gentle book a satisfying bedtime selection." —Booklist
About the Author
ANN WHITFORD PAUL and DAVID WALKER collaborated on Little Monkey Says Good Night, a Bank Street Best Childrens Book of the Year, which Kirkus Reviews praised as “a perfect good-night read.” Ms. Paul lives in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Walker lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.