If Animals Kissed Good Night - book cover
Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); Illustrated edition
  • Published : 03 Jun 2014
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN-10 : 0374300216
  • ISBN-13 : 9780374300210
  • Language : English

If Animals Kissed Good Night

Don't miss the other books in this adorable series: If Animals Said I Love You, If Animals Celebrated Christmas, If Animals Went to School, and If Animals Gave Thanks!

What if animals did what YOU do? This bestselling story imagines how animals would kiss their loved ones good night!

If animals kissed good night like we do...how would they do it? Giraffe and his calf would stretch their necks high, Wolf and his pup would kiss and then HOWL, and Sloth and her baby would move sooooo sloooowwwww. And across the animal kingdom, every creature would share love in a unique way.

Editorial Reviews

"There are probably not enough synonyms for ‘cute' to cover this survey of hypothetical smooches between animal parents and off-spring . . . The characters radiate unconditional love." ―Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"The imaginative possibilities alone make this one stand out from the glut of sickly sweet bedtime books. Sure to send readers off to a gentle goodnight . . . after a kiss, of course." ―Kirkus Reviews

"Lively rhythm, effective sound words, and an ecclectic collection of toddler-pleasing animals all combine to create a charming bedtime book." ―School Library Journal

"Using soft colors Walker renders the nighttime rituals inventively, across pages and around panels, making this gentle book a satisfying bedtime selection." ―Booklist

Readers Top Reviews

Donna GoodsonLyndsey
This is a gorgeous little board book. My grandson loves animals so he can name them all and bonus isthat whoever is reading the book to him gets a kiss n a big cuddle when it's finished.
Michelle S.Kindle L
I read other reviews that mentioned this book had arrived torn, damaged, used, or with pages upside-down but thought...hmm, what are the chances of that happening? Well, I guess they're pretty high because I also received a book that is ripped and looks used. It just arrived today. I opened it to read to baby and found the pages ripped with holes. I've attached a pic. It's a very cute book, but I paid for a new undamaged book, and that's what I expect to receive. Calling Amazon today to ask for a replacement. Buyer beware!
Maren L
This is a sweet book. I love that it's not only talking about mamas but it talks equally about dads. Not enough books do that.
Hannah MichaelKC
This book is so creepy to me. The content is strange, and I honestly felt uncomfortable reading it myself. In three different parts of the book it talks about a mama sloth and her baby “still kissing Goodnight” and the way they described the animals kissing was just odd. Maybe I’m reading too far into things, but I personally wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone. When I tried returning the book to Amazon, they refunded my money but told me to keep the book! I ended up throwing it away because I had no desire to read it to my children or donate it to anyone else! So strange...
I love this book. I bought it to add to my son's library. The story is cute, the rhymes and rhythm of the book flow beautifully and the illustrations are gorgeous. I am a bit disappointed with the durability of the book though. For being a "board book" it seems quite flimsy unlike my son's other board books. So this will be a book I read to him, not one that I let him play with, which is a shame because he loves flipping through his books, pointing out the animals and looking at the pictures. He just isn't very gentle with his books while doing so. Update: So it turns out this is his favorite book and I couldn't keep it from him. So the pages are bending, especially the back page. He spends a good deal of time (for under 1.5 years old) looking at this book and the illustrations. Plus he has me read it to him 4 or more times a day. I wish this book was as durable as some of his other books...