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All Kinds of Kisses

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There are all kinds of kisses...
Cheep kisses. Moo kisses. Maaa kisses. Coo kisses...
But the best kiss of all...
Is Mommy's kiss goodnight. Sweet dreams, little one!

Mommies and babies aren't the only ones who enjoy sharing kisses. All throughout the farm, animal families snuggle up with their little ones, offering them warmth and love. Following a mama bird on her journey ba
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ebook, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published January 2nd 2012)
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Margaret Chind
All Kinds of Kisses has got to be my new favorite bedtime book. Can they put it in board book format too?! Going through the farm yard each animal mama gives her baby a kiss. Educational with animal names and the sounds they make each page is a wonder. Beyond the animal pair in question in each picture there is another something to spark discussion and push the imagination further. The book ends with the best of all kinds of kisses from a human mama to her going-to-bed child. I love it! The word ...more
Katie Fitzgerald
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Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
This is a beautifully illustrated, sweet story about all the different kind of kisses that are around us. This particular story is set at the farm, and in reading this book with my little girl we loved seeing the different kind of kisses and love that take place between the various animals and their little ones. From mice, birds, ducks, cats, goats, dogs and more. This delightful story will be a big hit with young children. The bright colors and large illustrations make it easy to captivate youn ...more
Mari
A sweet choice for storytime sharing. The size of the book and lovely 2 page spreads will make this easy to see, even for large groups. Older children will have fun finding the bluebird in each picture.
Great Books
Feb 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: family, birth-4
A gentle tale of animal families snuggling up with their loved ones is sure to send sleepyheads to sleep. Beautiful watercolor and colored pencil illustrations are set against a pastoral background showing animals lovingly receiving and giving kisses. Reviewer 8
meg
Feb 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
pretty much the perfect sweet, animal-noisy toddler readaloud.
Vicki
Feb 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nancy Tafuri rocks for the pre-school and younger crowd. A very sweet book with all kinds of animals noises and kisses - great for children to make the noises as you read.
Marguarite Markley
May 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
As always Nancy Tafuri's beautiful artwork touched my heart.
Shannon
Apr 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perfect for story times with little ones.
Jennifer
Feb 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: concepts
A nice choice for sharing during baby or toddler storytimes.
Awjtf
Feb 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-books
cute book! Wonderful illustrations!
Vivian
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
What's not to like about any of Nancy Tafuri's books. They are of a size easy to share with a group. The illustrations are endearing. The text is brief. The stories are easily understood by young children.
Besides all that, children love repeating animal sounds and identifying animals. Children have a universal need for affection, which is the heart of this book.
Juliana Lee
All the baby animals on the farm are kissed by they parents... moo kisses, oink kisses, quack kisses etc. But the best kiss of all is the goodnight kiss from Mommy!
Cosette
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fabulous interactive right before bed book.
Autumn
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Infant - 4 Yrs.
Shelves: bam-bam-1000kb4k
We thoroughly loved this book. My son, 18-months-old, was thrilled to see the various ways animal bestow affection on their babies. We brought the book to me to read about a dozen times while we had it out on loan from our library and every time it was a joy. He pointed at the animals and attempted to make their sounds, and gave me kisses every time we read it! His favorite pages were the dog, cow and cat because they lick their young. This book depicts the special bond that exists between ALL m ...more
Sunnyvale Librarian
Nancy Tafuri's large illustrations will engage even the very youngest. The text begins, "Little ones love kisses." Mother bluebird attends to her baby and the scene continues through the farmyard and woodlands as little pigs and cows, squirrels and rabbits receive a kiss from their parent. On the last two-page spread, we see a human mommy holding her little one and giving her a kiss good night. Outside, mother bluebird is snuggled in the nest with her little babe. All Kinds of Kisses is sweet ...more
Maddypictures
Mar 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely! Another winner from Nancy Tafuri. This is an animal noises book, with large, colorful attractive animals which can easily be seen from across the room (perfect for storytelling!) A few of the animals have unusual or unexpected noises: "peep" for ducklings, and "eep" for baby mice, "sniff" for baby bunnies. Observant readers will note the tiny bluebird that flies across each page, as you "travel" through the barnyard and surrounding countryside many of the previously featured animals can ...more
Jamie
I was a little disappointed. I was expecting different kinds of kisses- like eskimo kisses, butterfly kisses, puppy dog kisses and it wasn't that. However it isn't bad and I'm sure kids would love reading this with their parents. Every page is pretty much "Little [animal] loves [sound effect] kisses.". Because of the sound effects I'm sure kids would like this, but like I said I was expecting something different. But it gives you the change to work on animal noises with your kid and ends with Mo ...more
Rebecca Reid
All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri (Little, Brown and Company 2011) is a sweet and simple farm animal bedtime book emphasizing the fact that “Little ones love kisses.” Each two-page spread tells the kinds of kisses the little animal loves, and it ends, of course, with the little child being kissed goodnight as well. There are very few words on each page, and the gentle colored pencil illustrations perfectly match the simple message of the book and the lullaby-like tone of the words. Oversized p ...more
Deanna
Jan 19, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-book
I wanted to love this beautifully illustrated book by Nancy Tafuri however I was disappointed by the fact that the book demonstrates "All Kinds of Kisses" (little dove loves Cooo kisses; little kitten loves meow kisses and etc.) but ends with
"There are all kinds of kisses, but the best kiss of all...is Mommy's kiss good night." Fine for kids living in a traditional environment, but in a day and age where families are all kinds of different, this book seems like it will exclude a lot of little o
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Alexandria Roberts
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Karen
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My four-year-old son checked this book out from the library this week.

My son was drawn to this book because of the cover illustration. We've been reading I Love You, Little One, also by Nancy Tafuri, for about four years now. He recognized the style and wanted to read this book.

All Kinds of Kisses is all kinds of perfect for baby showers. The text and artwork are perfect for babies and toddlers. It was a little young for my son, but he still really enjoyed it.

Tiff
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
Such a sweet book full of warm and fuzzes. All Kinds of Kisses depicts many different animals, parent and child, exchanging kisses. I read this at a toddler tales and one of the toddlers came up and kissed the page and exclaimed: Sheep! Great book for mother to read to a child. Fabulous book for babies of all ages!
Melissa
Will use this book this winter for my Hugs & Kisses Valentine storytime with the babies--it will go nicely with our Animal Kisses activity (eyelash butterfly kisses, nose-to-nose bunny kisses, bumping-forehead billy-goat kisses...). Would have loved a non-specific parent/caregiver ending instead of the best kiss being "Mommy's kiss good night."
Meg McGregor
An absolutely wonderful book that explores all the different kisses to be found on the farm!

Love dove loves COOO kisses ...
Little Piglet loves OINK kisses....
Little Bunny loves quiet - SNIFF kisses, etc.

I do very much agree that the best kisses are GOOD NIGHT kisses!

Beautiful illustrations make this book a keeper!
Lindsay
This book is not part of our library's story-telling collection (yet), but I checked it out to use it for a bilingual story time program in celebration of Valentine's Day. The illustrations are simply beautiful and are a good size for a story time setting. I also love that the book is conducive for participation. I'd use this for story time again.
Peacegal
Jan 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a gentle, peaceful tale set in a fantasy barnyard. Mother animals are shown lovingly caring for their young; each with a special type of kiss (sheep give "baa" kisses, ducks give "peep" kisses) she gives her baby. I really liked the message that animals' bonds with their children are special and important--even animals whose interactions we don't often consider, like hens and mice.
Janet
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tafuri does wonderful illustrations of farm animals and this title focuses on the kisses being given to the baby animals. The illustration of the individual animal and the baby dominates each two page spread.
Chris C
Feb 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This worked great for a Valentine's Day Storytime for the toddlers. All of Tafuri's books work really well for the 1-3 year olds. If you can get Tafuri's books in board book format, they would make great baby shower gifts.
June
Feb 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: animal sound requests
Recommended to June by: Katie Fitzgerald
Forgot about this for my Valentine's program this year and I could of used some shorter, simpler stories for the babies. Have to keep it in mind for next year. 2/13/13

Tried this year, but wasn't a hit as the last book.
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Nancy Tafuri is probably best known as the creator of Have You Seen My Duckling?, a 1985 Caldecott Honor Book described by Parent’s Choice as “beautifully precise yet emotionally affecting.” Trained as a graphic designer, Tafuri has authored more than 45 books over 30 years for the very young.

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