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Butterfly Kisses.

Butterfly Kisses

Sandra Magsamen

Little, Brown Kids

c/o Hachette Book Group USA

237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017

ISBN 9780316065955, $7.99, 2007, 1-800-759-0190

"Bees buzz along. Birds sing a love song. Turtles play peek-a-boo. Babies laugh and say goo, goo ... "

"Butterfly Kisses" is a rhyming board book that includes a soft butterfly finger puppet to entertain young readers as they go through the story. The pages reveal what the animals do with the words set to a gently rhyme.

"What did you think of the Butterfly?" "Mom, it can't fit on my hand!" "It's for your finger dear." "I'd like to have a real finger butterfly"

"Did you like the story?" "Yes, but I don't think it's very scary."

"I don't like any of the pictures. Why are there so many hearts on the butterfly?"

"Mom, stop tickling me with the butterfly!"

Parent's Comment:

Though the rhyme and pictures were very charming, the title, "Butterfly Kisses," led me to a different expectation for the book. I thought I would follow a storyline about different kisses or at least about what a butterfly would be doing instead of random animal activities. It should have been titled, "Look and Listen So You Won't Miss."

The finger puppet was cute, despite what my son says. Just be careful not to cut the rubber band that holds it in place, like my son did. It is also used to store the finger puppet again with the book.

Reviewed by Conner (age 3) and Mom
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Date:Dec 1, 2007
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