By Amy Gibson
Feiwel & Friends, Hardcover, 9780312376475, 32pp.
Publication Date: December 31, 2013
"At any given moment/someone, somewhere"
"is blowing a kiss."
"And somewhere/someone/is catching it."
So begins this journey of the heart, as readers young and old follow a handful of kisses around the United States. From San Francisco to New Orleans to New York City, the text and stylized artwork celebrate all the ways kisses are shared.
Maria van Lieshout's first picture book for Feiwel and Friends was "Bloom: A Little Book About Finding Love." She is also the author of "Hopper and Wilson," published by Philomel. The former creative director for Coca-Cola, Maria now lives in San Francisco with her husband and their son.
"What starts out as a celebration of affection turns out to be a paean to life in the United States, and the message is clear: in almost every kind of place you can think of, people are expressing love for each other."--Publishers Weekly "Elegant, ambitious." -- Kirkus Reviews