Plant a KissAmy Krouse Rosenthal is quickly becoming one of my favorite picture book writers. One of the many books of hers that I have come to really appreciate is called Plant a Kiss. Illustrated by the award winning Peter H. Reynolds, it’s about an adorable little girl who plants a kiss, waits for it grow, and spreads love everywhere. Drawn on all white background with mostly black and muted colors, textured (literally raising off the page) kisses grow sparkling from the ground. Written in rhythm-free rhyme, the 86 words in the text combine to become a perfect spring book, love book, bedtime book, or anytime book.

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