Mummy's Kisses, by Paula Clark & Lisa Stewart

Mummy’s kisses are so special,
they’re just for you to keep.
They will stay with you forever
and calm you while you sleep.

There are kisses for all kinds of things -waking up in the morning, playing games, meeting new people and trying new things. There are also kisses for when things don’t go according to plan and, of course, for the end of the day. This gentle rhyming picture book celebrates the joy of the bond between mother and child – both when they are alone together and also when the child tries out new things, and takes steps away from Mum. The main pairing, a mother echidna and her baby, are delightfully roly poly and there are also lizards, platypuses  and ducks.

The rhyme scans well and is easy to read, perfect for bed time reading, and the illustrations are similarly gentle, in muted pastels, with lots of pinks, gentle yellow backgrounds and pastel browns. The gum blossoms on the cover are embellished with touches of gold, a pretty touch.

Lovely as a gift book, this is a cute offering.

Mummy's Kisses

Mummy’s Kisses, by Paula Clark & Lisa Stewart
Scholastic Press, 2012
ISBN 978174283122

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