If Animals Kissed Good Night (Board book)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374300210, 34pp.
Publication Date: June 3, 2014
The bestselling book in Ann Whitford Paul and David Walker's adorable animal series—and don't miss the follow-up, If Animals Said I Love You!
If animals kissed
like we kiss good night,
Giraffe and his calf
would stretch their necks high
and kiss just beneath
the top of the sky.
In a cozy bedtime chat with her mom, a young girl wonders how animal families might say good night. Would Wolf and his pup "kiss and then HOWL"? Would Bear and her cub "kiss and then GROWL"? But what about Sloth and her baby? They move soooo slooowwwww . . . they're sure to be kissing from early evening until long after everyone else is fast asleep!
With whimsical art and playful rhyming verse, this board book is perfect for bedtime snuggles.
About the Author
David Walker has illustrated many books for children, including Victoria Adler’s Baby, Come Away and Ann Whitford Paul’s Little Monkey Says Good Night and If Animals Kissed Good Night. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Praise For If Animals Kissed Good Night…
“There are probably not enough synonyms for ‘cute' to cover this survey of hypothetical smooches between animal parents and off-spring . . . The characters radiate unconditional love.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“The imaginative possibilities alone make this one stand out from the glut of sickly sweet bedtime books. Sure to send readers off to a gentle goodnight . . . after a kiss, of course.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Lively rhythm, effective sound words, and an ecclectic collection of toddler-pleasing animals all combine to create a charming bedtime book.” —School Library Journal
“Using soft colors Walker renders the nighttime rituals inventively, across pages and around panels, making this gentle book a satisfying bedtime selection.” —Booklist