Author Susanna Leonard Hill is taking a break from Perfect Picture Book Friday, but you can access her amazing picture book list on her blog.
Blow A Kiss
Written by David Seow
Illustrated by Enrico Sallustio
Publisher: Bonnie Books (2010)
Ages: 3 and up
Friendship, the power of love, cultural diversity, world unity
“Can you blow a kiss? Get ready, get set, blow! Now let’s see where your little kiss will go.”
This story takes the reader and listener on a journey, following the path of a blown kiss. Over the seven seas, past snow-capped mountains, into deserts and war-torn countries, we are shown that one kiss can multiply, creating unity among people.
Why I like this book:
- Great read-aloud
- Wonderful message of hope and world unity
- Bold, bright illustrations
- Another gem from the multi-published author/illustrator team of David Seow and Enrico Sallustio.
David Seow on the left, Enrico Sallustio on the right and happy me behind them.
How a parent can use this book:
- Lovely read-aloud – for bed-time or anytime
- Talk about how people may look different, but most of them feel and want the same things
- Look at a map of the world and find deserts, mountain ranges, oceans, etc.
- Talk about how we can show people we love them and care about them
HUG AND KISS COUPON BOOK
What a fun project to do on a hot summer day!
You will need: Construction paper, crayons or markers, stapler and scissors.
- I love simple crafts for kids.
- Help your child fold a piece of construction paper in half and cut. (folding and cutting are skills young children need to learn for school)
- Help your child fold one of the halves several times and cut the pieces.
- Your child can decorate each small square or rectangle and write: Good for one kiss or Good for one hug.
- Fold the other half and write on the cover: Hug and Kiss Coupon Book.
- Stape the stack of coupons inside the book.
- Just a few minutes of your time, participating with your child…that’s all it takes…the long-term rewards are amazing!
Here is a coupon book my older son made for me for Valentine’s Day almost 25 years ago.
You can connect with the author and illustrator.
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Recommended by teachers, parents and children!!!
“What a lovely book! Parents will find inspiration in this delightful guide to reading and planning activities.” Katherine Holabird, author of the Angelina Ballerina series
“Show Me How is a wonderful resource!” Norman Bridwell, creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog series
“A timeless book that is sure to be a family favorite!” Sheila Glazov, personality expert and author of What Color is Your Brain
- It’s Picture Book Monday (in High School) (whatsnotwrong.wordpress.com)
- The snuggle quotient (thehindu.com)
- Oliver Jeffers – Picture Book Maker (jaredrypkema.com)
- Adult Protagonists in Picture Books (julierowanzoch.wordpress.com)
- Great Picture Books for Summer and Beyond (darlenebeckjacobson.wordpress.com)