Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Mama's Kiss

Mama's Kiss

Jane Yolen
Illustrator:  Daniel Baxter 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Chronicle Books, 2008   ISBN: 978-0811866835

One day Mama sends her children kisses and the one that is sent to Baby escapes. Out the window it goes where it bounces on Dog's nose, smacks Cat, and bumps into Honey Bee. After being stuck in honey for a little while the sticky kiss ends on stuck to Bear's face and from there it is transferred to ""his missus"" when he gives her a tight bear-hug.

And so the errant kiss goes, traveling from creature to creature and from person to person.

With its lilting rhyme and its charmingly warm illustrations, this picture book will be a perfect fit for storytime before naps or bedtime. Little readers will be delighted to know that kisses are such tenacious and durable things!