All Kinds of Kisses

Tafuri, Queen mother of warmly soothing animal bedtime stories, uses notably bright and vibrant watercolors to introduce very young readers to animal baby names and noises.
— The New York Times. Sunday Book Review
Winner of the NAPPA Gold Award for Pre-School & Upper level.

Little Chick loves CHEEP kisses.

Little Calf loves MOO kisses.

Little Kid loves MAAA kisses.

Little Dove loves Cooo kisses.

Mommies and babies aren't the only ones who enjoy sharing kisses. All throughout the farm, animal families snuggle up with their little ones, offering them warmth and love. Following a mama bird on her journey back to the nest to give her own baby some special cuddles, Nancy Tafuri uses beautiful, inviting illustration to share how different creatures, from peeping ducks to mooing cows, show their love and affection in very similar ways. A heartfelt homage to all of the wonderful kinds of kisses.

This one has the potential to become a classic.....
— Kirkus Starred Review. Kirkus Classics selection and recipient of a starred review 2012
Tafuri’s generously scaled, splendidly hued watercolors immerse readers in an idyllic world of mutually adoring parents and offspring. She has few peers when it comes to depicting feathered animals. The full-bleed spreads hold an added bonus for attentive readers: they can follow a mommy bluebird as she hunts for food before settling down in the penultimate pages for a twilight snuggle with her own downy darling.
— Publishers Weekly



All Kinds of Kisses now available in board book!