A Hundred Kisses Before Bedtime

illus. by Mack van Gageldonk. 64p. Clavis. Nov. 2018. Tr $11.95. ISBN 9781605374246.
Toddler-PreS–Little chick prides himself on being very good at giving goodnight kisses in order to prepare his animal friends for a peaceful night's slumber. From crocodile to rooster, horse to kitty, piggy to lion and beyond, little chick instructs each animal that it is time for bed. Each animal receives a sweet kiss with their good night. Putting all of these animals to sleep is hard work and this task eventually tuckers poor little chick out. He returns to his mother and says that he is tired now. His mother lovingly gives him a kiss and off to dream land they go. This is a sweet bedtime tale that will delight young children and their caregivers. Children will delight in the simply drawn mixed-media illustrations that accurately depict recognizable animals.
VERDICT A wonderful addition to picture book collections and early literacy kits on bedtime.

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