Kisses For Kindergarten by Livingstone CrouseKisses For Kindergarten by Livingstone Crouse

Kisses For Kindergarten

byLivingstone CrouseIllustratorMacky Pamintuan

Hardcover | June 1, 2017

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Join Stella Isabella Harden and her puppy Buster in this lyrical read-aloud and heartwarming story about the first day of kindergarten.

Stella Isabella Harden
contemplating kindergarten
declared she didn't have to go...
because her puppy told her so.

School is about to begin, and Stella Isabella Harden decides that kindergarten just isn't for her. Instead, she decides to spend the day learning from her puppy named Buster. Together these two adventurers plan a day full of playtime, teatime, nap time, and story time. After every "lesson," Stella gets the best reward: a kiss from her best friend and favorite puppy. But will she change her mind about kindergarten before the first day of school? Join Stella and Buster in this lyrical read-aloud and heartwarming story about growing up.

2017 Mom's Choice Awards, Gold Award Recipient
2017 NAPPA Winner
Macky Pamintuan was born and raised in Davao, a city in the southern Philippines. As a young child, drawing was his favorite pastime and an activity that brought him delight and satisfaction. Early on, his parents discovered that giving him paper and pencil was a sure way to keep him busy, quiet, and out of trouble. He still remembers ...
Title:Kisses For KindergartenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 8.6 × 0.4 inPublished:June 1, 2017Publisher:Silver Dolphin BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626867038

ISBN - 13:9781626867031


Rated 5 out of 5 by from The story is inspiring and illustrations are truly amazing.... Stella Isabella Harden contemplating kindergarten declared she didn't have to go, because her puppy told her so. Let me begin by saying I loved everything about this book. The illustrations just knock it out of the park. They ooze happiness and love and are so inviting to a young reader to encourage him to read on. The message, written in rhyme, is humorous, inspiring and just great fun. The school bell is about to toll and Stella Isabella Harden has made up her mind to skip kindergarten because her puppy, Buster, told her to do it. "He speaks in wags and kisses. I can hear them plain as day." She has to find a way to convince her parents that that's the right thing for her to do. She decides to reimagine kindergarten and zooms off with her puppy to make it happen. They have outdoor playtime together and end up on the park swings. Their picnic snack doesn't go as planned but who cares.... BIG slobbery kiss smacks from Buster make everything alright. Next comes naptime followed by story time. There's a small problem when Stella Isabella Harden opens the book and tries to read... she falters and realizes that she is unable to read the words aloud to her best buddy Buster which makes him sad. Oh my! Can wise Buster convince Stella that maybe, just maybe, Kindergarten must become a reality so she can read her favourite books to her beloved canine... him? This perfect read-aloud and heartwarming tale is a joy to share with a little one that may be going off to kindergarten for the first time. This book is a winner from beginning to end and I highly, highly recommend it. The happiness contained between the covers will spill out on you and you will find yourself smiling... guaranteed.
Date published: 2017-03-04