If Animals Kissed Good Night (Hardcover)

By Ann Whitford Paul, David Walker (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374380519, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2008

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Description

"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 its whimsical art and playful rhymed verse, this affectionate picture book is bound to become a bedtime favorite.



About the Author

ANN WHITFORD PAUL and DAVID WALKER collaborated on "Little Monkey Says Good Night," a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, which "Kirkus Reviews" praised as "a perfect good-night read." Ms. Paul lives in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Walker 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, effectice 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 

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