If Kisses Were Colors

If Kisses Were Colors Cover

If Kisses Were Colors

By Janet Lawler; Alison Jay (Illustrator)

Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803726178, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 2003

"If kisses were colors you'd see every one
of the bands of a rainbow that shines in the sun."
Perfect as a Mother's Day or baby shower gift, this tender book expresses the immeasurable love that parents have for their children-warmer than a wool blanket, sturdier than an oak tree, brighter than a rainbow. It's a sentiment that will soothe and delight the adults as well as their youngsters, and the lyrical verse is complemented by delicate, fanciful paintings that possess a timeless beauty and charm.
Illustrated by Alison Jay.

About the Author
Janet Lawler's first picture book, IF KISSES WERE COLORS (Dial Books for Young Readers, 2003), received numerous favorable reviews, was chosen as a Main Selection by the Children's Book of the Month Club and is in its fifth print run. It has been published in the U.K., and translated into Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and Hebrew. Her other work includes A FATHER'S SONG (Sterling Publishing, 2006), A MAMA BUG'S LOVE (Little Simon, 2006), and TYRANNOCLAUS (HarperCollins, 2009). Janet has also been published by Humpty Dumpty's Magazine, Shoofly audio magazine, educational publisher Evan-Moor, and Highlights Magazine. Family and nature are two of Janet's favorite themes.