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* Ages: 4-9
* Grade Level: 2-3
* Hardcover: 32 pages
* Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.
* Pub. Date: March 2, 2021
* Language: English
Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You
Rissy is a sweet little lovebird who doesn't like kisses. Yes, you heard correctly... does NOT like kisses. How can that possibly be? After all she is a lovebird? Her friends and family think that perhaps she is sick, confused or just being down right rude. Poor Rissy how can she make those around her understand that kisses are just not her thing?
This heartfelt book highlights the message that everyone is different and that one's body, feelings and heart belongs to them alone and are to be respected by others. Rissy explains that she does like affection but how it is received and by whom it is given should be up to her. She certainly has boundaries and she desires that others adhere to her wishes. She feels she should give her consent and that it not be assumed that she likes kisses just because she is a lovebird.
The rhyming is fun and the watercolored illustrations are truly adorable. This book will be a great conversation starter regarding acceptance, respect and consent. Notes at the end of the book provide further information and help for kids, parents, and educators. I highly recommend this book.
Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!
Meet the Author
Katey Howes is thrilled to be writing books for children. She is the author of the picture books Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe, Grandmother Thorn, and Be a Maker. Katey lives in Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three adventurous daughters.
About the Illustrator
Jess Engle works in a studio in Austin, Texas and creates beautiful work that makes people feel extraordinary. Her art can be found in a number of retailers, including Crate & Barrel and West Elm, and on Instagram @studioxjess.
*Blog Link: www.babybookworms.blogspot.ca
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