If Animals Kissed Good Night
Ann Whitford Paul & David Walker
Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2008 (2008)
Reviewed by Hilary Daninhirsch
here are so many different ways to say '
I love you,
' and this preschool picture book tells the story of how animals show their love. Soft-toned, dreamlike llustrations lead the reader through various habitats, displaying sweet pictures of animals kissing each other. Every few pages, a sloth mommy and her cub are shown kissing good night, to the point where they cannot pull apart.
he language is
Walrus calf and her papa
would make whiskery swishes,
rubbing each other
in scritch-scratchy kisses.
Mama Elephant's trunk would kiss and then sway
and shower her calf with a wet, washing spray.
f Animals Kissed Good Night
is perfect for a bedtime read-aloud with young children.
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