No More Kisses for Bernard! by Niki Daly

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Everyone loves Bernard, especially his aunts Lula, Lola, Lilly and Talulah. Whenever they visit, they cover Bernard in kisses from head to toe - squeaky-sweet-hello kisses, sneaky-on-the-nose kisses - and lots of others too. Bernard loves his aunts but he does NOT like the kisses. "No more kisses!" says Bernard, and he means it. So the aunts come up with a great alternative. They all draw kisses and cut out frilly paper hearts to go with them. Bernard shares his rainbow paper, felt-tip pens and fancy scissors - and everyone is happy. But at the end of the day, tucked up in bed, will Bernard give his Mom and Dad a good-night, sleep-tight kiss? A funny and charming picture book from a master of the genre, with lots of boy - and girl - appeal. Praise for Niki Daly: "Wonderfully expressive illustrations!" Books for Keeps

 

About Niki Daly

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Niki Daly has won many awards for his exuberant work. His groundbreaking Not So fast Songololo (1986), winner of a U.S Parent's Choice Award, paved the way for post-apartheid South African children's books. Since then, he has been published across the globe and has visited and presented talks in several countries. Among his many Frances Lincoln books, Once Upon a Time was an Honor Winner in the US Children's Africana Book Awards of 2004. Jamela's Dress - first in the Jamela series - was another milestone book, chosen by the ALA as a Notable Children's Book and by Booklist as one of the Top 10 African American Picture Books of 2000, and winning both the Children's Literature Choice Award and the Parent's Choice Silver Award. Daly lives with his wife, the illustrator Jude Daly, in Mowbray, a bustling Cape Town suburb.
 
Published February 21, 2012 by Frances Lincoln Children's Bks. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Aunt Tallulah flips the visor and plants a “fat, smudgy one right on his nose!” Chastised by the other aunts, she apologizes, sort of, by asking for “a little huggles.” The saddened aunts do come up with a solution when the aforementioned Tallulah offers a paper kiss, leading to an afternoon of c...

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Bernard agrees, but his Aunt Tallulah can’t resist and sneaks in a kiss on the nose.

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