A must-have for every nursery! If Animals Kissed Good Night is a beloved, bestselling picture book that imagines the bedtime rituals of cuddly creatures all across the animal kingdom – making it the perfect read aloud to snuggle up with at the end of each day.
If animals kissed like we kiss good night… how would they do it?
Giraffe and his calf would stretch their necks high, just beneath the top of the sky. Wolf and pup would kiss and then HOWL, while Bear and cub would kiss and then GROWL! And long after all the other animals have been tucked in tight? Sloth and her baby will still be saying night-night!
Featuring playful rhymes and adorable art, little ones can see how creatures, great and small, show affection. Families will giggle along as they imagine the critters that inhabit places near and far. With 3 million copies in print, this is the perfect gift for baby showers, new parents, or any occasion!
Don't miss the other books in this adorable series: If Animals Said I Love You, If Animals Celebrated Christmas, If Animals Went to School, If Animals Gave Thanks, If Animals Tried to Be Kind, and If Animals Went to Work.
About the Author
Ann Whitford Paul is the author of the bestselling If Animals series, including If Animals Kissed Good Night, which School Library Journal calls “charming”; If Animals Went to School; If Animals Celebrated Christmas; If Animals Gave Thanks; and If Animals Tried to be Kind. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
David Walker has illustrated many books for children, including Victoria Adler’s Baby, Come Away and Ann Whitford Paul’s Little Monkey Says Good Night and If Animals Kissed Good Night. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
“There are probably not enough synonyms for ‘cute' to cover this survey of hypothetical smooches between animal parents and off-spring . . . The characters radiate unconditional love.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“The imaginative possibilities alone make this one stand out from the glut of sickly sweet bedtime books. Sure to send readers off to a gentle goodnight . . . after a kiss, of course.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Lively rhythm, effective sound words, and an ecclectic collection of toddler-pleasing animals all combine to create a charming bedtime book.” —School Library Journal
“Using soft colors Walker renders the nighttime rituals inventively, across pages and around panels, making this gentle book a satisfying bedtime selection.” —Booklist