Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Best Kiss by Julia Jarman and Erica-Jane Waters (Hodder Children's Books)

The Best Kiss

Written by Julia Jarman

Illustrated by Erica-Jane Waters

Published by Hodder Children's Books

Ew! Is there truly anything worse when you're a little boy than being slathered and lathered in sloppy sticky yucky wet kisses from your relatives? Jack doesn't think so, he doesn't mind a pat on the back or the odd hooray but all that smooching and lip-smacking? It's not for him!

So Jack makes a new set of rules in "The Best Kiss" by Julia Jarman and Erica-Jane Waters. No more kisses, no fuzzy ones, no sticky ones, no ultra-icky ones and definitely no air-kissing from French aunties, non, non, NON!

We've seen a few books along similar lines as "The Best Kiss" but we loved Jack's sheer exasperation and the liltingly rhyming fun and puns. There is one type of kiss that Jack does like though, an ultra special one but we're not going to spoil the end for you!

Charlotte's best bit: Uncle's sticky kisses, yuck!!

Daddy's Favourite bit: Funny and well observed, poor Jack!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Hodder Children's Books)

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