Friday, January 13, 2012

All Kinds of Kisses



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.

11 comments:

Carrie Monroe said...

This looks like a very sweet picture book.

Playing by the book said...

What a super idea for a picture book!

Rena J. Traxel said...

My nephew would love this.

Amy LV said...

This looks beautiful! When our three were little, I used to often read Nancy Tafuri's I LOVE YOU, LITTLE ONE, and none of us tired of it. Tafuri's gentleness shines through, and this new book may become a gift I give to new babies. Thank you for introducing me to it! a.

RachelMaryBean said...

This sounds cute!

RachelMaryBean said...

This sounds cute!

mary kinser said...

Looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Annie said...

What a beautiful book--I love Nancy Tafuri. I need to remember this one for my niece--She lives 3,000 miles away and we Skype story time every other week!

MP Flory said...

I love your profile. Short and sweet. Why is there a break from 2008 to 2011 for you?

Michelle Cusolito said...

I haven't seen this yet. It looks lovely.

Amy said...

I am a huge fan of Nancy Tafuri, but haven't seen this one yet. It looks adorable! Off to look it up in my library's catalog!