Little Brown & Co
April 1st, 2010
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How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight?
Written by Varsha Bajaj, illustrated by Ivan Bates
As nighttime falls, each precious, little animal nestles into
its own cozy place and waits for good-night kisses. The
parents ask, "How many kisses do you want tonight?" while
the baby animals playfully respond with the number
required to get them to settle down and drift off to sleep.
From one to ten (and then some!), these tender kisses are
part of a warm and reassuring bedtime ritual for animals and
Praise for How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight?
"Another delightful bedtime story in the vein of Sam
McBratney's Guess How Much I Love You."
- School Library Journal
"Here is a book whose title asks a great question. Brilliantly,
the author places kissing in the context of counting and
rhyming your way to a peaceful sleep."
- Susie Wilde, Children's Literature
"This book is sure to be an instant sleepy-time favorite."
- Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf
Awards for How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight?
Featured selection – Book of the Month club –April 2004
Texas Library Association 2x2 Reading list – 2005
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Books Award – 2004
National Association of Parenting Publications Award – 2005
Texas Institute of Letters Finalist - 2005