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.
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.