I Kissed the Baby!

I Kissed the Baby!

Book - 2003
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Mary Murphy's big, eye-catching graphics and bouncy, ebullient text are sure to enchant readers who are celebrating a baby - or relishing their own claim to the title. "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 black-and-white illustrations and a flash of vivid yellow for the wee chick's appearance at the end, Mary Murphy's simple, singsong story captures the giddy commotion only a baby can bring.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2003.
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780763621223
0763621226
Branch Call Number: j P GROWING MURPHY M
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : illustrations ; 26 cm.

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kim_W Sep 08, 2017

High contrast books like this are great to share with babies as they give developing eyes something to focus on. This one expresses the joy of bringing a new family member into the fold as the animals excitedly describe feeding, singing to, tickling and finally, kissing the baby.

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Nalanda_T
Jan 24, 2017

High contrast illustrations and a text that encourages caregiver-child interaction makes this a perfect book to share with a very young baby!

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SharkyS
Nov 09, 2015

We love this book in our household!
Such a sweet little story, and beautiful high contrast illustrations that babies love.
We read it several times a week at bedtime.

Anne__O Apr 20, 2015

What a wonderful book for a household with a new baby!

MsMonica_0 Sep 23, 2014

One of my favorite books for babies and toddlers. It's a great example of taking turns listening and speaking when having a conversation, although when I read it aloud, I play on the one-upmanship that seems to happen in the story to add some humor. The illustrations are bold and clear and the text is sweet. Love, love, love Mary Murphy's books!

SCL_Preschool May 10, 2012

An SCL staff favourite, but especially so around Mother's Day!

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celticoracle
Oct 28, 2011

This is my daughter's favourite book, and has been since I brought it home when she was about five months old. The white-on-black pictures really grab her attention and she gets really excited whenever we open it up for her. The excuse to give her a great big kiss at the end is a lot of fun too!

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