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BABY LOVES HUGS AND KISSES by Michael Lawrence

BABY LOVES HUGS AND KISSES

By Michael Lawrence (Author) , Adrian Reynolds (Illustrator)

Age Range: 1 - 4

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2000
ISBN: 0-7894-5649-4
Publisher: DK Publishing

Lawrence’s lovable infant basks in the warmth of familial affection in this exuberant companion title to Baby Loves. Joyful prose celebrates some of Baby’s favorite types of snugs and smooches, with a focus on the beloved group who occupy Baby’s immediate world. The ebullient sentences overflow with just the right amount of nonsense to tickle tiny funnybones; from a bewhiskered grandpa are “prickly tickly kisses,” while grandma doles out “snuggly cuddly hugs.” However, this genial tot gives as much as he receives, enthusiastically showering those around him with gleeful baby love. The simple writing and familiar characters engage even the youngest audience. Reynolds’s bright illustrations, featuring large-sized, colorful figures, convey the whimsy and wonder of Baby’s world. Droll pictures capture all the chaos of a tot on the loose; his eyes squeezed shut in loving bliss, Baby hugs his kitten while the hapless feline patiently endures the over-zealous tribute. With his oversized, perfectly rounded, and nearly-bald noggin, Baby is irresistible, stealing readers’ hearts. A cheery tale that is bound to please fans of Baby Loves and enchant a new generation of readers. (Picture book. 1-4)