Tuesday, November 8, 2022

"The Kiss" - a bookwrap



The Kiss

by Eoin McLaughlin

 illustrated by Polly Dunbar

Part of:  Hedgehog & Friends ( 5 books ) 


* Reading Age:  Baby-5 years

*Length:  56 pages

* Publisher:  Faber & Faber Children's Books

* Pub. Date:  Dec. 6, 2022

* ISBN-10:  0571361889

* ISBN-13:  0571361885

* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations 

The Book

This is a sweet flip-book story that is sure to be shared at bedtime again and again.  

Tiger and Crocodile are in need of a good night's sleep.  Before they can close their eyes and drift away they need a goodnight kiss.  They engage with a variety of animals seeking a kiss.  All the creatures they encounter are scared and reluctant to fulfill the request from the two.  Why?  Could it be the sharp little teeth that are exposed when the two little ones yawn?  

Tiger and Crocodile see menacing, sharp-toothed shadows approaching...oh my!  Danger is approaching towards them.  

They are relieved when they discover that it's Daddy Crocodile and Mommy Tiger seeking them out to plant a kiss on each and say goodnight. Finally they have peace!  Good night little ones sleep well! 

This is a perfect bedtime story to be shared with snuggles, hugs and kisses!  It celebrates the love and care between a blended family.  I highly recommend this heartwarming book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Eoin McLaughlinwas born in Ireland and now lives in Peckham with his wife and their baby. When he's not hugging them, he's writing more stories. This is his debut picture book, with many more in the pipeline.

About the Illustrator

Polly Dunbar is one of the most popular illustrators working in the UK today. Her bestselling book, Penguin, won numerous awards including the BookTrust Early Years Award, the Nestle Silver Children's Book Prize and the Red House Children's Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She was also chosen as one of BookTrust's Ten Best illustrators.

Polly has illustrated books by David Almond, Michael Morpurgo and her mother, Joyce Dunbar. She is also the illustrator of The Hug and While We Can't Hug, written by Eoin McLaughlin and published by Faber. She created Tilly and Friends, now an animated series on CBeebies, and many of her other stories have been adapted for the stage. She is also co-founder of Long Nose Puppets, an award-winning theatre company. She lives in the Waveney Valley, Suffolk, with her family.


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