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If Animals Kissed Good Night

If Animals Kissed Good Night

If Animals

Ann Whitford Paul; Pictures by David Walker

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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What if animals did what YOU do? This bestselling story imagines how animals would kiss their loved ones good night!

If animals kissed good night like we do...how would they do it? Giraffe and his calf would stretch their necks high, Wolf and his pup would kiss and then HOWL, and Sloth and her baby would move sooooo sloooowwwww. And across the animal kingdom, every creature would share love in a unique way.

SCIBA Book Award - Finalist

Praise for If Animals Kissed Good Night

“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

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Ann Whitford Paul; Pictures by David Walker

Ann Whitford Paul and David Walker collaborate on the If Animals series, including If Animals Kissed Good Night, which School Library Journal calls "charming"; If Animals Went to School; and If Animals Celebrated Christmas. Ann lives in Los Angeles, California. David lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Learn more about Ann at annwhitfordpaul.com and about David at davidwalkerstudios.com.

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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