A Kiss Like This by Mary MurphyA Kiss Like This by Mary Murphy

A Kiss Like This

byMary MurphyIllustratorMary Murphy

Picture Books | December 11, 2012

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What better gift for a new baby? The creator of I Kissed the Baby! celebrates animal moms and babies in an irresistible novelty book.

A giraffe kiss is very tall — just turn the page and see! Elephant kisses are long, of course, while tiny mice and bubbly fish have kisses all their own. Using a clever split-page format that makes for charming surprises, author-illustrator Mary Murphy shares a series of animal kisses that are sure to have babies and toddlers gurgling, giggling, smiling, and leaning over for their kisses, too.
Mary Murphy is the author-illustrator of I Kissed the Baby! as well as Utterly Lovely One, Panda Foo and the New Friend, and How Kind! She lives in Galway, Ireland.
Title:A Kiss Like ThisFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 9.14 × 10.33 × 0.39 inShipping dimensions:9.14 × 10.33 × 0.39 inPublished:December 11, 2012Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0763661821

ISBN - 13:9780763661823


Editorial Reviews

Sure to inspire lots of cuddles and lip smacks.—Kirkus ReviewsThis is an adorable compilation of animal parents and babies kissing, among them giraffes, mice, fish, even bees: "A bee kiss is fuzzy and buzzy...." Of course it is! The descriptions of the kisses will have kids giggling with delight: "An elephant kiss is long and toot-tooty...," and the lift-the-flap layout and bright colors will appeal to young hands and eyes. A great Valentine's Day read-aloud or everyday lap read—School Library JournalThe chunky, childlike animals stand out against the predominantly white pages, while the flaps and sound effects contribute to a lively interactive experience.—Publishers WeeklyMurphy's trademark illustrations...sport the sweet, strong colors and design simplicity of decorated sugar cookies...The illustrations will carry well to a laptime or storytime crowd, but plenty of parents will find this equally enjoyable for a bedtime snuggle session as well.—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books