Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Smooch, Smooch, Smooch!
All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri is a tribute to how much little ones love kisses. Her trademark illustrations are done in watercolor paints and pencil on Arches paper. I always love Nancy Tafuri books for Storytime. They have big enough, bright enough, and clear enough pictures to use with a group. Each spread has an animal or two showing how they kiss their little ones, "Little Piglet loves Oink kisses." This book would work for a farm theme or love and kisses theme for February. I don't like to do only Valentine's Day books, I like to use a more generic love, kisses, hugs theme. There a lot of details that you could point out with a one-on-one read or asking 'what' questions with a two to three year-old. Each spread shows the main animal and their sound, but other insects and animals in the background. Visit the author's website.