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If Kisses Were Colors

Written by Janet Lawler & illustrated by Alison Jay
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Jan 1, 2010
Publication Date
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Pages
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Publisher Summary

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, any day, this tender little board book celebrates the immeasurable love of a parent for a child- warmer than a wool blanket, sturdier than an oak tree, brighter than a rainbow. Lyrical verse is complemented by Alison Jay’s delicate, whimsical paintings. A perfect baby shower gift and bedtime book, this timeless gem will soothe and delight adults as well as their babies and toddlers.

What Kind of Book is If Kisses Were Colors

Themes:
love
moms
new babies
family
kisses
Genres:
fiction
Linguistic Styles:
rhyming

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5.5 / 7.0

I love Alison Jay’s signature illustration style, with all of it’s whimsy, character and fun colors—it absolutely makes this delightfully sweet book about kisses. The representations of kisses are varied and creative, and while perhaps a little esoteric for the youngest readers, the cadence of the text is soothing and the sweetness and love conveyed are absolutely evident.

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Who Wrote If Kisses Were Colors

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Janet Lawler

I love writing fiction and nonfiction for children, including prose and poetry. Three of my 20+ books have appeared in the Scholastic Book Clubs, and two have been featured selections of the Children’s Book of the Month Club. Several have been translated into other languages. My recent picture books include Rain Forest Colors and Ocean Counting (named an Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2014 by the National Science Teachers’ Association), Love Is Real, Fright School, and Mirabel’s Missing Valentines. I also write and collaborate on holiday and seasonal pop-up books, including LEAVES and SHELLS. I love finding humor in everyday life, and I’m fascinated by the natural world. Visitors to my backyard include rabbits, hawks, bears, foxes, chipmunks, squirrels, turkeys, deer, and many birds.

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Who Illustrated If Kisses Were Colors

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Alison Jay

Alison Jay is the creator of <i>A B C: A Child’s First Alphabet Book</i> and <i>1 2 3: A Child’s First Counting Book</i>. She studied illustration at the London College of Printing and lives in London.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780803735309
Publication Date:
January 1, 2010
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2009049364
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0803735308
ATOS® Book Level:
3.6
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
69155
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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