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kisskissKiss Kiss by Selma Mandine

Published by Golden Books

Pages: 4-8

Ages: 32

Publishers Summary: “What is a kiss like?” That’s what a teddy bear asks a little boy in this sweet and enchanting picture book. From Grandmother’s noisy kisses, to Father’s prickly kisses, to Little Brother’s chocolate kisses, Teddy learns there are many different kinds of kisses—but the best kisses are from the ones you love!

Hands“This sweet little book is just from me to my two little ones. And I’m sure from you to anyone you know who makes your heart flutter when you think about them. No matter the challenges you may face or hardships you encounter there are always those wonderful people in your life that make everything worthwhile.

“Imagine trying to explain what a kiss is and feels like, how it touches you and makes you feel tingly all over. It can make you warm and fuzzy or can tickle and prickle. Think of your sweetest, funniest, wettest, noisiest kiss and then…think of trying to tell a toddler all about it. This is exactly what Kiss Kiss by Selma Mandine does. She tries to tell a little bear just what a kiss is like. Perfect.

“It’s heart warming and funny. And as an adult reading it I actually grinned and teared up a bit. It made me think of all those special times the Turkeybird has run up to get a kiss and a hug from mom or dad. When my Littlebug has rested her head on my shoulder after I asked her for a hug. And every time The Baker has come home from a long day at work or school only to drop everything just to say hello and give me the kiss I longed for the entire time we were separated. This book, simple as it may be, made me think of all those wonderful memories I have stored up.

“Yes, it’s a children’s book, but who cares? It’s tender and sweet and helps you remember that kisses (and hugs) are for those we love. Not just a spouse or a significant other, but everyone in our lives who are important to us. A friend, a parent, a grandparent, a child, a grandchild, a niece, a nephew, a pet, anyone or anything even. This is a very special book and will be in our home for years to come. I encourage you to make it a part of your very own library. If for no other reason than to bring memories you had forgotten back to reality and help you remember to tell those people you love just how much you do love them.

“Happy Valentines Day to all my special readers out there! Your comments and friendship have meant so much on my journey here. Thank you.”

Image-Bar-520The1stdaughter Recommends: Everyone.

“So, if you had one person you would share this special message with who would it be? I’d love to know who you plan to share this special day with, be it a friend or your treasured pet, I want to hear!”

This book was purchased for our home library.
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11 Responses to Kiss Kiss by Selma Mandine

  1. Gina says:

    Now that looks like such a sweet book…and you are so right….who cares if it’s for kids? There is not a person in the world that couldn’t benefit form a bit more love.
    I’ll be spending my VDay with family (including the fuzzy four legged kind) and probably stop in for a non-VDay movie. Hope you and your enjoy the day as well! =0)
    .-= Gina´s last blog ..Happy Valentine’s Day! =-.

  2. robyn says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day 1st! What a wonderful book. I just may have to purchase this one for the library.

    I’m spending V-day with my one true love. We are going for a drive to the shore. The ocean air will do us both good.

    Hug your babies babies for me and give the baker a hug too!

  3. Shell says:

    Stopping by from Lady Bloggers Society and I love your blog! That looks like a great book, I might just have to get it to read to my little man. 🙂
    .-= Shell´s last blog ..Mission: Family Nutrition Week 2 =-.

  4. Abbie says:

    I spent it with Scott who just got back from being away for three days… three days too many!! We watched Julie and Julia and I LOVED it!! I want to move to Paris.

  5. Sandy says:

    This DOES sound absolutely adorable…next time I go to the library I’m going to go into the kid’s section and look for it 🙂

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