Mama's Kiss by Jane Yolen

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The kiss Mama blew to her little girl goes merrily astray, slipping and sliding and sashaying from cheek to cheek . . . until it finally lands just right where it belonged. Told in jaunty verse, award-winning Jane Yolen's clever fantasy offers warm and witty affirmation that it is indeed love that makes the world go round.

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Jane Yolen has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. Her books and stories have won the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, and two Christopher Medals, among many others.Daniel Baxter's pen-and-ink illustrations have been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. He is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and currently lives in upstate New York. Mama's Kiss is the first book he has illustrated for children.
Published October 3, 2008 by Chronicle Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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When Mama throws her curly-headed little girl a handful of kisses, "Most land right, but one kiss misses. / Mama says she'll throw another, / It sails off toward Baby Brother."

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Although the title suggests sentimentality, that notion disappears with the first look inside this snappy square-format book. Yolen's jaunty rhymes are short and sweet; debut illustrator Baxte

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Baby burps, the kiss goes wide,/ Through the window and outside./ Catches Dog upon the nose.” Subsequently traveling through the neighborhood, transferred from creature to creature, including a family of bears, the kiss eventually lands on a runner “jogging home to help his wife,/ The one he's lo...

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The problem with Mama's kisses is that sometimes they miss when she throws them.

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