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Nov 07 2014

Count my Christmas kisses by Ruthie May

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Ill. by Tamsin Ainslie. ABC Children's Books, 2014. ISBN 9780733332203
(Age: Preschool) Recommended. Count my Christmas kisses is a counting book that shows a brother and sister describing ways that they can share their kisses with Baby during the festive season.
Both the text and the illustrations leave the reader with a warm feeling about the love that the siblings share and the joy that they feel about the festive season. The children are seen skating, singing, making paper chains and decorating a Christmas tree, all shared with Baby who has a gorgeous little hat, complete with ears.
This is a delightful counting book, which would be ideal for reading aloud to young children in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Even though it features a northern winter Christmas: 'One kiss for baby under mistletoe, Two kisses for baby, catching falling snow,' adults could easily use it to compare what Christmas is like in different places, and young children could come up with things that they could share with a young baby in different seasons.
Selected by the Little big Book Club, this is a feel good book that adults will enjoy sharing with children.
Pat Pledger

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