A Kiss From Mommy
& E Publishing, 2002
book ... Recommended ... 4.5 stars
A grown up girl remembers her
childhood and her Mommy's kisses. Mommy set kisses on her hurts
and gave kisses to help her grow tall. Mommy's kisses on her
sleepy eyes sent her off to sleep and kisses on her forehead
were given so she would not worry.
And now she has a little girl
of her own!
Writer Annie Applefield has created
a pleasing little book sure to enchant small children. The narrative
told in rhyme on the pages of 2A Kiss from Mommy" is one
the 3-7 set will delight in and soon 'read along' as Mom or Teacher
reads aloud to them.
The illustrations found in "A
Kiss from Mommy" are nicely done and certain to please little
ones. Children will be caught up in the tale as they think about
their own Mommy and how she too kisses hurts and kisses to ease
As a teacher I would like to
see a vocabulary list added to the back of the book with each
word used in the text listed and grade level for the word added.
I would like to see target audience noted as a help for Teachers
"A Kiss from Mommy"
is an charming little work I would use successfully in my own
Kindergarten classroom. The book is a 'read to' for the 3-5 set
and a read alone for strong 6-7 year old readers.