School Library Journal - Catch a Kiss
School Library Journal (Sep 2016)
This sweet story is a perfect companion to Audrey Penn’s The Kissing Hand. Mama and Izzie are relaxing on a blanket when they begin a game of blowing kisses to each other. The kisses come in all shapes: round, zigzag, triple-decker, and shiny. At one point Izzie misses a kiss and tries in vain to chase it. Her mother comforts her with the reassuring message that Mama-kisses will always find their way to her. The illustrations are as gentle and soothing as the tale itself, though depictions of the kisses themselves are noticeably absent. This could be a distraction, or it could be an opportunity for a postreading art activity. VERDICT A warm and reassuring book for lapsits and one-on-one sharing.