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This beautifully designed casebound board book is organized into five themes Family, Food, Firsts, Playtime, and Bedtime while cuddly, anthropomorphized animals make the poems friendly and relatable. "Lullaby and Kisses Sweet" fosters the love of poetry and is the perfect gift for babies, toddlers, and their poetry-loving parents."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-02-09
- Reviewer: Staff
Divided into sections that include “Food,” “Family,” and “Play,” this tender, keepsake-worthy collection includes 30 poems about subjects near and dear to the lives of youngest children. Contributors include Rebecca Kai Dotlich, J. Patrick Lewis, Alice Schertle, and Jane Yolen, whose works are complemented by Nassner’s warm digital illustrations of anthropomorphic animal families. An especially nice section covers various “Firsts” (“Mom! Dad! Come see what’s new!/ It’s hard, white, and shiny, too,” opens Matt Forrest Esenwine’s “First Tooth”), while the “Bedtime” section may have children taking a cue from Hopkins’s “Read to Me”: “Read to me—then—/ read to me/ read to me/ again and again.” Up to age 3. (Mar.)