If Animals Kissed Good Night

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Apr 1, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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If animals kissed
like we kiss good night,
Giraffe and his calf
would stretch their necks high
and kiss just beneath
the top of the sky.

In a cozy bedtime chat with her mom, a young girl wonders how animal families might say good night. Would Wolf and his pup “kiss and then HOWL”? Would Bear and her cub “kiss and then GROWL”? But what about Sloth and her baby? They move soooo slooowwwww . . . they’re sure to be kissing from early evening until long after everyone else is fast asleep!

With its whimsical art and playful rhymed verse, this affectionate picture book is bound to become a bedtime favorite.

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User Review  - Linda Starr - Goodreads

Cute illustrations, cute idea, but just couldn't get into it. Read full review

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User Review  - Katie Casey - Goodreads

The funniest part about this book is that every time we got to a page with the sloths Micah wanted me to turn the book upside down because he thought they were not supposed to be upside down! ;-) Read full review

About the author (2008)

ANN WHITFORD PAUL and DAVID WALKER collaborated on Little Monkey Says Good Night, a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, which Kirkus Reviews praised as “a perfect good-night read.” Ms. Paul lives in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Walker lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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