Counting Kisses

Counting Kisses

by Karen Katz

Hardcover(1 ED)

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How many
kisses does
it take
to say
good night?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689834707
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Series: Kiss and Read Series
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 487,507
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 1 - 5 Years

About the Author

Karen Katz has written and illustrated more than fifty picture books and novelty books including the bestselling Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? After graduating from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, she attended the Yale Graduate School of Art and Architecture where she became interested in folk art, Indian miniatures, Shaker art, and Mexican art. Her book, Counting Kisses, was named one of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids by Scholastic Parent & Child and was a Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. Karen, her husband Gary Richards, and their daughter Lena divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York. Learn more about Karen Katz at

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Counting Kisses 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
sillyeagle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My daughter is 2 and half now and we still love reading this book together before bed. It's a great snuggle-time book--perfect for very young babies. The illustrations are very sweet and for awhile, my daughter was more interested in the kitty and the puppy that prance through the pages than she was with the baby. We love the last line, "and now it's time for baby's bed." A great signal that the day is over and now it's bedtime. We love this one.
francescadefreitas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The idea is lovely, each spread talks about a number of kisses, e.g. 'three fuzzy kisses on sweet little ears'. But the book fails in several ways. The illustrations are busy and stylised, and not appealing to baby. The board book is large and hard to hold in one hand. And it is impossible to demonstrate the kisses described in the book while holding it. So there's no counting and kissing in real life. Maybe this is better in its original format as a picture book for older kids.
rsamet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This simple board book counts all the kisses given to baby before bedtime, in groupings from one to ten. Because it lends itself so well to participation (in the form of kissing your baby goodnight), this is a staple bedtime book. The illustrations are clear, colorful, and cute; however, they are not multi-cultural. All the images of people and babies are white; however, for very young babies this ought not matter, as they will be quite content to get kissed all-over regardless of the depiction of the family in the book. Each two-page spread is devoted to a number of kisses, described in about six words, and featuring the numeral and the spelling of the number in large bold typeface. This board book will appeal to babies from birth through about age 2.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First, let me say from the top that this book is physically well-constructed. Strong pages, durable binding. Can't get better than that.Each page has one sentence on it, counting down from ten kisses at the start to one kiss at the end. They also have (though this is subtle) a number of hearts corresponding to the number of kisses.Very short, very simple, very sweet and (if you don't go overboard with your own kissing) very calm.
mayalanda on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was one of Ali's early favorites, and we still like it . It gives you opportunities to kiss your baby as you read. What could be nicer?
lrflanagan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This would be a great book for children who are learning to count. It is the story of a tired baby who gets ten kisses here and nine kisses there and so on so that she can clam down for bedtime.
Johnika on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
No one love kisses more than a small child. This Kiss and Read book is a great way to teach children about math and counting. This is an EXCELLENT kissing and counting book that could be read right before bed time that will allow a parent and child to share, ¿seven little kisses on a pretty belly button.¿ All of the bright and beautiful colors will definitely keep the attention span of a small child
mendiw on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
cute book, a gift from a friend, my daughter enjoyed getting kisses as we read the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a fun sweet book. I love Karen Katz's illustrations. This is a great story to act out as you read.
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LilyS More than 1 year ago
I like to give this colorful baby book for gifts to new parents. It is simple and fun!
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Love these board books - we have a lot of fun with them. very sturdy and easy for little hands to grab.
Fizzle622 More than 1 year ago
At a recent baby shower, attendees were asked to give a signed child's book instead of a card. I selected this excellent book. Very engaging and early age appropriate....and who doesn't want more "baby kisses"?
pattyPA More than 1 year ago
I liked the book but my two year old grandson was not really into the book. I think it is a great book for a younger chid. Although he is big on giving kisses this book did not seem to interest him. I am adding the book to my children's book library for future gradchildren. Hopefully younger ones will like it. Not sorry that I purchased it.
Grace123GM More than 1 year ago
My grandchildren and I love all of Karen Katz's books, this one especially. The pages are sturdy enough to read and re-read over and over again.