Saturday, December 7, 2013

Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

from goodreads: One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey about life, kindness, and giving.

My taste in picture books has changed over the years. I used to like long picture books with details pictures, but now I love simple stories that deliver a big message with few words.

This book is adorable. You can't help but fall in love with Little Miss right from the beginning. She plants a kiss, and gives it everything a seed needs to grow: water and sunlight, and soil. It was fun to see Little Miss's emotions as she waits for the seed to sprout. She exhibits hope, patience and frustration--which the illustrations show clearly. After a long wait, she is rewarded with more than the vine that grows from the seed.

I enjoyed not only the simplicity of this book, but the messages throughout. I love the repetition of rhymes and the simple illustrations. Together, they create a charming, irresistible book, one we have read over and over again!

Rating: 5
Published: 12.2011
 

1 comment:

  1. Ever since I discovered Amy Krouse Rosenthal, I have been obsessed with her books. It was a pleasure to meet her two summers ago at the Books for Young Readers Symposium at BYU. This is my favorite of her books. So sweet with such a good message. After I read it one day at the library, I went home and purchased it the same day!

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