I Kissed the Baby!

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Candlewick Press, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 24 pages
18 Reviews
Finally -- the perfect first book for baby is available in board!

"I saw the baby!
Did you see the baby?"
"Yes! I saw the baby, the teeny weeny thing."

It's so exciting! News of the baby is buzzing from animal to animal, with each one -- fish, bird, squirrel, insect, frog -- boasting of seeing, feeding, singing to, tickling, and kissing the tiny little thing. With bold, graphic black-and-white illustrations, Mary Murphy's simple, singsong story captures the giddy commotion that only a baby can bring.

"An animal cast so elated that they seem on the verge of jumping into readers' laps. . . . The high-contrast pictures and exclamatory text are guaranteed eye and ear magnets for the littlest ones." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)

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User Review  - krausch - LibraryThing

I liked this book because it reminded me of how I was when my little sister was born. Everyone was so excited to meet her and hold her. In the book, it shows how every animal is excited to meet the new baby that has just arrived. Read full review

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User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

Great black and white illustrations for little ones! Read full review

About the author (2004)

Mary Murphy is the author and illustrator of a number of children’s books, including HOW KIND!. I KISSED THE BABY!, she says, "is about how excited everyone is to welcome a new baby into the community. It’s best read, like a nursery rhyme, by whomever is holding Baby at the time." She lives in Galway, Ireland.


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