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If Animals Kissed Good Night - by Ann Whitford Paul

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About the Book



With whimsical art and playful rhyming verse, this picture bookNnow in board book format for the first timeNshows a mother and child imagining a world of baby animals being kissed goodnight. Full color.



Book Synopsis



Don't miss the other books in this adorable series: If Animals Said I Love You, If Animals Celebrated Christmas, If Animals Went to School, and If Animals Gave Thanks!

What if animals did what YOU do? This bestselling story imagines how animals would kiss their loved ones good night!

If animals kissed good night like we do...how would they do it? Giraffe and his calf would stretch their necks high, Wolf and his pup would kiss and then HOWL, and Sloth and her baby would move sooooo sloooowwwww. And across the animal kingdom, every creature would share love in a unique way.



Review Quotes



"There are probably not enough synonyms for 'cute' to cover this survey of hypothetical smooches between animal parents and off-spring . . . The characters radiate unconditional love." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"The imaginative possibilities alone make this one stand out from the glut of sickly sweet bedtime books. Sure to send readers off to a gentle goodnight . . . after a kiss, of course." --Kirkus Reviews

"Lively rhythm, effective sound words, and an ecclectic collection of toddler-pleasing animals all combine to create a charming bedtime book." --School Library Journal

"Using soft colors Walker renders the nighttime rituals inventively, across pages and around panels, making this gentle book a satisfying bedtime selection." --Booklist



About The Author



Ann Whitford Paul and David Walker collaborate on the If Animals series, including If Animals Kissed Good Night, which School Library Journal calls charming; If Animals Went to School; and If Animals Celebrated Christmas. Ann lives in Los Angeles, California. David lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Learn more about Ann at annwhitfordpaul.com and about David at davidwalkerstudios.com.
Dimensions (Overall): 6.4 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 34
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Bedtime + Dreams, General
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Format: Board Book
Author: Ann Whitford Paul
Language: English
Street Date: September 2, 2016
TCIN: 16475609
UPC: 9780374300210
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-3869
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.01 inches length x 6.41 inches width x 6.44 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.62 pounds
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 115 reviews
78% would recommend
14 recommendations

Cute story

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Alma - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Really cute book for the little ones. My 3 year old asks to read this one every night now
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No

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Mom - 2 years ago
This book was creepy and inappropriate for a small child. The wording is incredibly disturbing describing how animals kiss.
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Very good, once we got used to the rhythms

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
SaraJane10 - 2 years ago
This is one of our worn-out favorites from babyhood, and our 4yo still asks for it sometimes. When we first got this book, we both tripped over some of the rhythms the first several times through, in a way we hadn't with other rhyming books. The story and illustrations were very cute, so we pushed through and then something clicked. Now we read it easily and can't remember what parts used to be awkward.
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little girl loves book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Soft cozy bras - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
its a nice book. sturdy. cute
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Book Appears Used

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
buffyinfaith - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Book Seems Like It's Used
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love it

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Short - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
such a sweet book with wonderful rhymes. I enjoy reading this one so much. it's perfect for bedtime. sets the tone just right. the illustrations are so cute and detailed. all in all I highly recommend! makes for a great gift too.
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such a cute little book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Christels - 2 years ago
I had a friend pick this up for me for my new grandbaby, it's so cute!!
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Sweet book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Ashley - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Such a cute read! Prefect gift!
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Great find!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kristen - 3 years ago
I had never heard of this book but I received it at my baby shower and it has become our go-to bedtime story! It’s got great rhymes and so many fun animals. I definitely don’t agree that it’s “creepy”. The sloths are the recurring animals the book goes back to because they’re slowly kissing good night (still…slowly kissing goodnight, etc.). They’re sloths. They’re slow. If you’re making it creepy, that’s on you because you’re way overthinking it. It’s a children’s book.
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Will be throwing away or giving away

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Amber - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
The pictures were good, but the story was weird. Both my husband and I thought it was not a good book to read our child. We were expecting something cute, but instead we got something creepy.
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(no review title)

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jade752 - 3 years ago
This is a really cute and sweet book. I like that it has a lot of pages to read. Most baby books are around only 12 pages.
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(no review title)

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
JL - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
Book looked like it was used. Cover was bent and color faded.
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My favorite book in baby's "library"

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
kkeilllgyore - 6 years ago
This is such a cute book. Great illustrations, funny, and great rhyme and rhythm. Initially, this book was a little too long for my newborn, but now at 9 months, she absolutely loves this. Why can I not find more of her books for sale?
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SWEET STORY FOR BEDTIME

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
FrizzMama - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
A sweet board book to read with your little one before bedtime. We purchased this one to add to our newest baby's nursery collection and it's a great one!
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