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If Animals Kissed Good Night

Written by Ann Whitford Paul & illustrated by David Walker
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2008-04-03
Publication Date
34
Pages
3-5
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What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

Rhyming text explores what would happen if animals kissed like humans do, from a slow kiss between a sloth and her cub to a mud-happy kiss from a hippo calf to his father.

What Kind of Book is If Animals Kissed Good Night

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  • “If animals kissed like we kiss good night, Sloth and her cub in the late afternoon’s light would hang from a free and start kissing soooo slooowwwww… the sky would turn pink and the sun sink down low.”

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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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5.25 / 7.0
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English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare
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6.25 / 7.0

I could read this book night after night. The text rhymes along cleverly describing how each animal pair would kiss goodnight if they kissed as we do. The illustrations are delightful and the layout of the text on the page, as well as the emphasis of strategic words, complement the animals’ creativity. Really, it is a pleasure to read.

Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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4.5 / 7.0

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Who Wrote If Animals Kissed Good Night

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Ann Whitford Paul

Ann Whitford Paul and David Walker collaborated on If Animals Kissed Good Night and Little Monkey Says Good Night, a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, which Kirkus Reviews praised as “a perfect good-night read.” Ms. Paul lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Who Illustrated If Animals Kissed Good Night

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David Walker

David Walker is the illustrator of numerous children’s books, including Before You Were Mine (Putnam); Time for a Hug, Time for a Bath, and Time for a Trip (all Sterling); and Bears on Chairs (Candlewick). He lives in Chapel Hill, NC. To see more of David’s work, please visit davidwalkerstudios.com. (Bio via Sterling Fall 2018 Catalog.)

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780374300210
Publication Date:
June 3, 2014
Original Publication Date:
April 3, 2008
Word Count:
329
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2006051108
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
1164077433
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0374300216
Lexile® Level:
AD600L
Scholastic Level:
K
ATOS® Book Level:
3.7
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
121532
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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