Huggy Kissy

by Leslie Patricelli (Author) Leslie Patricelli (Illustrator)

Oh, baby! Leslie Patricelli's one-haired wonder returns to share the love. When you're an adorable bald baby, your family finds lots of ways to show you how much they love you: Mommy lifts you uppy, Daddy kisses you on the tummy, and everyone wants to snuggle. What's not to love? With comedy and warmth, Leslie Patricelli offers a universal tribute to love and affection in a board book full of instant appeal for little valentines everywhere.

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Publishers Weekly

A toddler with a single, springy curl (who appears in several other board books by Patricelli) welcomes affection from his parents and family members--and they joyfully accommo-date: "Mommy kisses all my toesies./ Daddy kisses on my tummy./ They both want to eat me up./ I'm so yummy, yummy!" Working in acrylic, Patricelli offers friendly, cartoonlike characters that show their love in individual ways, set against welcoming backgrounds in rosy pinks, reds, and blues. Readers ought to find all this kissing and hugging contagious. Ages 1-3. (Dec.)

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[Patricelli] does a lovely job of capturing toddler-and-parent interactions; especially ebullient: the depiction of a family pileup hug on the floor.
—Kirkus Reviews

Readers ought to find all this kissing and hugging contagious.
—Publishers Weekly
Leslie Patricelli
Leslie Patricelli is the creator of a series of best-selling board books starring her beloved baby character. She is also the author-illustrator of Higher! Higher! and Faster! Faster! as well as two stories about the Patterson Puppies and, more recently, Be Quiet, Mike! She lives in Ketchum, Idaho.
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Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication date
December 20, 2012
Leslie Patricelli Board Books
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV039050 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Emotions & Feelings
JUV013040 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | New Baby
JUV017070 - Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Valentine's Day
Library of Congress categories
Board books

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