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PANDA KISSES by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

PANDA KISSES

By Alyssa Satin Capucilli (Author) , Kay Widdowson (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 7

Pub Date: Dec. 9th, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-375-84562-8
Publisher: Random House

When a young panda asks each of his parents for a kiss, they give him choices: “A soft kiss? / A sweet kiss? / A sticky bamboo treat kiss?” High or low, in the sun or the rain, from a bunny or a fish? In the end the young panda determines that “There are many kisses that will do! / But the best kiss is—from both of you!” A large font, rhythm and rhyme, picture clues and a low word count per page will help emergent readers succeed. Widdowson’s bright illustrations scatter Chinese elements throughout, adding international flair, and sprinkle other animals exchanging smooches for extra interest. A sweet treat to share with a beginning reader. (Early reader. 4-7)