Mama's Kiss

Mama's Kiss
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4+
Release Date
October 03, 2008
ISBN
0811866831
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The kiss Mama blew to her little girl goes merrily astray, slipping and sliding and sashaying from cheek to cheek . . . until it finally lands just right where it belonged. Told in jaunty verse, award-winning Jane Yolen's clever fantasy offers warm and witty affirmation that it is indeed love that makes the world go round.

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A Smooch Runs Amok
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What happens when Mama throws kisses? Most of them land on their curly-haired target . . .but "one kiss misses." Mama's next kiss zooms toward baby brother, but when he burps, the smooch sails out the window. Mama's kiss careens off on a zany and delightful journey, smacking Dog, Cat, and a honey bee. Oh, no! The kiss is stuck in the bee's honey . . .until Bear comes along. Bear shares with his true love; the kiss is nabbed by Baby Bear. On and on Mama's kiss flies, spreading joy along the way . . .until it lands upon a jogger who is running home "to help his wife, the one he's loved for his whole life." In a heart-satisfying ending, that kiss has come home to Mama.

I can't imagine anyone reading this exquisite story with its affectionate theme, lilting rhymes, and charming illustrations would be able to resist it. Young children will delight in it, and those who read to them will be happy to indulge them by reading it again and again.

TM
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XOXOs
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Reader reviewed by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, The Original H.I.R. (Historical Investigative Reporter)

Everyone knows a mothers kiss can do lots of things.  It can light a room on a dreary day, bring a smile to pouting lips, stop the leak of watery eyes, and ease the sting of a little boo boo.  But in Jane Yolens latest rhyming picture book, Mamas Kiss, a mothers kiss can also travel round the world and back, entertaining whoever and whatever it touches in the process.   



In this cute and imaginative book, a doting daughter describes how Mama blows a kiss that bounces off baby brother, flies out the window and goes off on an adventure of its own.  The kiss does everything from bumping into a honey bee to sticking to a bears wide, hairy jaw.  It travels through the bears lair, lands on a runners hair, and finally makes its way back to the spot it was intended in the first place&the doting daughters pink cheeks.




I enjoyed this one.  It took me back to the days when my Mamas kiss could fix everything. 




Come to think of it, it still can.

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