Friday, January 23, 2009

Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!

Mewburn, Kyle. 2008. Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! Atlanta: Peachtree.

With bright, red, lipsticky lips, Andy's Aunt Elsie seeks him out and kisses him every time she visits, "Kiss! Kiss! on the left cheek. Kiss! Kiss! on the right cheek. Yuck! Yuck!," Andy says to himself. When Aunt Elsie breaks her leg falling off a camel in Australia and can't visit for weeks, Andy realizes how much he misses those yucky kisses! A sweet story illustrated in bright, colorful, simple drawings, embellished with bits of photo realism - purple sequins on Auntie's shoes, real socks stuffed into Andy's cartoon sneakers, real hay sticking out of Andy's crayon hair. Sweet, but not saccharine, with a predictable, but humorous ending.

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