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COUNTING KISSES: A KISS & READ BOOK

Author: Karen Katz

Illustrator: Karen Katz

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster © 2003

Material: board book

Summary: With each page of this bedtime book you'll counts kisses from 10 (ten kisses for 10 toes) to 1 (one kiss on baby's sleepy dreamy head). This cuddly book is full of repetition and alliteration--great for the wind-down at the end of the day.

Type of Reading: family reading, bedtime story

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 2; read yourself: 3 to 5

Interest Level: 0 to 4

Age of Child: Started reading with a 22-month daughter.

Young Reader Reaction: This immediately became one of toddler's favorite bedtime books. By the second reading, s/he was presenting her body parts at the right time for kissing!

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a fun interactive book. The pictures exude warmth, with different members of the family kissing baby.

Pros: This is a snuggly fun book that is a great addition to the bedtime routine.

Cons: None, as long as you remember not to giggle too much before bedtime!

Borrow or Buy: Buy this book! Even if you don't want to read it right before bedtime, it is a great bonding end-of-day book.

If You Liked This Book, Try: HUGS AND KISSES   LITTLE KANGAROO, I LOVE YOU! (A Read-and-Squeeze Sweet Talkin' Book)  

Educational Themes: Counting and family love are the predominant themes of this book.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book, math

Date(s) Reviewed: January 2004

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