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A Kiss Like This

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  282 Ratings  ·  48 Reviews
What better gift for a new baby? The creator of I Kissed the Baby! celebrates animal moms and babies in an irresistible novelty book.

A giraffe kiss is very tall — just turn the page and see! Elephant kisses are long, of course, while tiny mice and bubbly fish have kisses all their own. Using a clever split-page format that makes for charming surprises, author-illustrator M
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published December 11th 2012 by Candlewick (first published December 1st 2012)
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Becky Carleton
Feb 15, 2016 Becky Carleton rated it really liked it
Toddlers love to flip the pages and watch the animals kiss. Kiddos who like Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar will like this pager turner, too.
Mar 09, 2013 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
So cute!!! Very simple but utterly engaging little book showing how different animal parents and babies kiss. The lift-the-flap idea to show how they kiss ("Like This") is one that will surely be a winner with little ones and the illustrations are adorable and feature a fun variety of animals.
Christine Turner
Jan 13, 2016 Christine Turner rated it it was ok
Shelves: love-you-xxx-ooo
The creator of I Kissed the Baby! celebrates animal moms and babies in a cute novelty book.

The concept or the story is swwet, the illustrations are adorable, and children will enjoy the flaps in this book. Sadly, this book is a huge disappointment due to one single oversight; the author missed the chance to include onomatopoeia as a part of the storyline. If she would have done so, this book would have been marvelous!

Feb 12, 2014 Ina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: storytime-reads
My story time audience loved this one. With brightly colored illustrations and rhyming text we see all sorts of animals exchange kisses, "A giraffe kiss is gentle and tall….a mouse kiss is quick and small." There are half pages to turn to display the actual kiss which my audience loved.
Miss Pippi the Librarian
A lift-the-flap book about different animal kisses.

It's a fun and interactive book to read with little ones. Q&A about the animals, then following it up with reenacting the animal kisses.

Theme: Valentine's Day
Additional themes: kisses, animals, parent/child

Reviewed from a library copy.
Bethany Boutin
Feb 13, 2014 Bethany Boutin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children, wee-ones
The perfect read aloud for a Valentine's Day story time. Little ones will marvel at the bold illustrations set against a contrasting white background. The flaps of each page reveal how all different sorts of animals kiss, and inspire children to imagine these comical kisses using onomatopoeia.
Nanci Booher
Mary Murphy does a great job with simple easy to understand text and great illustrations. I read "Say Hello Like This" last week at storytime and next week I'll read this one. It's great fun to try and predict what the kids will say!
May 07, 2014 Bree rated it liked it
Shelves: toddler-books
cute toddler-on-your-lap book
better than 'I kissed the baby'
sturdy pages, some are half pages to reveal the kiss
May 27, 2015 Jenna rated it really liked it
Adorable illustrations. Wish I were better at sound effects in order to do a proper bee kiss.
Feb 26, 2015 Caroline rated it liked it
Different animal kisses throughout make this a fun one for Valentine's Day story times.

Joan Marie
Jan 26, 2016 Joan Marie rated it liked it
From gentle and tall to fizzy and bubbly, there's lots of different kinds of kiss.
Nov 18, 2015 Casandria rated it it was amazing
Shelves: toddler, baby, picture
Such an adorable way to see moms and babies interact! Very sweet book!
Iamaby En
Oct 26, 2014 Iamaby En rated it it was amazing
Great book for use on Valentine's Day or for an emotions-themed storytime.
May 12, 2014 Renee rated it liked it
Good book for Toddler Story Class - love, Valentine's Day. etc.
Feb 13, 2014 Vicki rated it liked it
Shelves: picture, tiny-tots
Love the lift the flap pages and repetitive phrase "like this".
Feb 09, 2014 Caitlin rated it really liked it
Dangerously close to becoming saccharine but I love Murphy's vibrant illustrations
Dec 04, 2014 Aaliyah rated it it was amazing
A very cute story! The pictures are bright and colorful! :)
Jun 30, 2016 Kimberly rated it really liked it
A good story for bedtime. My kids loved it.
Feb 19, 2016 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: storytime-books
I love Mary Murphy books.
Wonderful ones 5/16/2014
Mar 10, 2014 Ally rated it liked it
toddler, MJ
Nov 19, 2015 Amie rated it really liked it
Shelves: hope, faith
Good book for Valentine's Day
Ecl  Storytellers
Nov 09, 2014 Cosette rated it it was amazing
Adorable. Great book to finish reading before bedtime.
Meg McGregor
Jan 15, 2014 Meg McGregor rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-lexi
The perfect book for Valentine's Day or any day! Kisses by several different animals are described and it is so sweet to see my little one old enough to start giving them kisses back!
Jan 01, 2014 Bethe rated it liked it
#nerdlution day 31. Cute little lift the flap book of animal parents and children kissing, would make a good baby shower gift, too bad it isn't available in board book format.
Adrienne Furness
This would be a great one for baby or toddler storytime. I especially like, "An elephant kis is long and toot-tooty." Also, this is a book where the sparkles on the cover don't irritate me and the page flaps are used in a way that isn't gimmicky. Go, Mary Murphy!
Aug 14, 2013 Christopher rated it liked it
A cute story about different animal kisses. The flaps showcasing the different kisses is cute and makes for a nice animation effect. I'll probably use this in a baby storytime somewhere along the way.
Oct 17, 2013 KimBear rated it really liked it
"Buzzy, bubbly, long, or small, whose is the best kiss of all?"

This book is perfect for sharing with anyone you love...and it's a fun storytime book too!
Tricia Barber
Feb 12, 2013 Tricia Barber rated it liked it
Shelves: book-reviews
A very colorful book about animals kisses.I like the different sized pages and how they connected to each other. A cute book for Valentine's Day.
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Children's author and illustrator Mary Murphy enchants even the youngest of readers with her bold style, combining eye-catching graphics and a bouncy text that seemingly jump off the pages.

Mary Murphy has an advanced diploma in Visual Communications and has written and illustrated a number of children's books, including her lift-the-flap, pull-the-tab book about friendship, ROXIE AND BO TOGETHER.
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