This month Nancy Tafuri put out a new picture book - All Kinds of Kisses. It is a simple story that depicts farm animals sharing kisses with their young - baaa kisses, cheep kisses and mooo kisses. The story begins with a beautiful blue mama bird sharing a kiss with her baby. She can then be seen throughout the book flying through the farm with worms and caterpillars in her mouth on her way back to her baby. The illustrations are beautiful and are done in pencil and painted with watercolors. The animals who are kissing are always featured at the front of the illustration and are very large making their colors and strokes very visible and vibrant.
I read this with my four-year-old son and although the text is simple he loved reading the pictures - following the bird from page to page and trying to find repetition in the other animals. He found a snail repeated on a few pages and was quite excited. This is a beautifully illustrated picture book for a young audience and a great bedtime story.
I received a review copy of this book - however, all opinions are my own.