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Monday, October 12, 2009

Kisses & Hugs

Grab your little one and cuddle up! By the end of this book, my son was snuggling up close and laughing at the kisses.

Each page spread in Mommy's Best Kisses, by Margaret Anastas displays a different mommy animal giving her baby animal a kiss. From mommy squirrel kissing the baby's hands as they reach towards her face to mommy elephants kissing their baby's noses (or trunks!), this book was too cute. The last page spread, of course, is of a human mommy and baby. The book travels through one day in time, concluding with bedtime kisses.

"I kiss your drowsy eyes as I put you to bed.
I kiss your dear face as I whisper good night.
I blow one last kiss when I turn out the light."
This is a sentimental book the helps you share a message with your children that you love them. It's easy to tell little children how very much you love them. Children are SUCH a huge blessing and a joy in life. I've said it before and I'll say it again that I love books that encourage a loving relationship between parents that firmly establish the fact that children are wanted, welcomed and loved. This book fits the bill.

Of course, sitting right next to this book on our library book shelf is Anastas' book A Hug for You which carries the same affection theme. I didn't like this one quite as much as Mommy's Best Kisses but it does promote the same idea - children are treasures and that's how we ought to think of them!

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