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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.
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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