Sunday, February 3, 2013

Huggy Kissy: Leslie Patricelli

Lorie Ann and I are huge fans of Leslie Patricelli and her “bald baby” character. Her Yummy Yucky and Quiet Loud are two of my personal favorite board books. Although her little guy has loads of personality of his own, he has a universal quality that makes us want to give him a HUGGY!

In this book, baby is looking for something: Hugs and kisses.

Tuggy, tuggy.
(baby tugging at busy dad’s pants leg)

Huggy, huggy?
(baby open-armed; looking adorably wistful and ready for a hug)

(His hopes are met with dad hugging him.)
Squeeze, squeeze.
Don’t stop please!

As the book continues, we see all kinds of hugs and kisses, including an uncle’s scratchy embrace and an auntie’s squishy one. And baby has hugs and kisses of his own to bestow, including a hug for blankie and a kiss for fishy.

A great book for anytime, but especially for December holidays or Valentine’s Day!

Author-Illustrator: Leslie Patricelli
Candlewick, 2012