Mama's Kisses (Hardcover)
From bestselling author Kate McMullan, a sweet rhyming bedtime story celebrating mothers’ love
It's bedtime in the jungle, but baby panda, elephant, orangutan, and leopard are nowhere to be found. Their mamas set out to look for their wayward little ones, calling them to bed with a soft lullaby. But look! The baby animals are crawling, creeping, hiding, and giggling, playfully staying just one step ahead of their loving mamas.
Kate McMullan's lilting rhymes pair perfectly with Tao Nyeu's rich illustrations, creating a dreamy picture book that is a perfect new baby or mother’s day gift.
About the Author
Kate McMullan taught elementary school in inner-city Los Angeles and on an American Air Force base in Germany. After earning a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, she decided to try her hand at writing. She also writes under the names K.H. McMullan and Katy Hall and has more than fifty children's books to her credit, including her bestselling picture book collaborations with her husband Jim. She lives in New York, New York.
Tao Nyeu is the creator of Wonder Bear, which won the Founder's Award from the Society of Illustrators and a Marion Vannett Ridgway Award Honor; and Bunny Days, which won the Ezra Jack Keats Award and a Golden Kite Award Honor. Tao was born in Ohio and grew up in New York. She earned a BFA from Cornell University and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. She now lives in Southern California with her children.
* "With its short text and stand-out art, this will make agreat read at storytimes, but parents and children will enjoy it’s humor and warmth at home as well." —Booklist, starred review
* "McMullan’s rhymes are spot on in every way, and despite spiky moments of mischief, the overall impression is comforting and lulling." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The gentle rhyming verses are interspersed with onomatopoeic words and moments of tension.... A sweet bedtime tale." — Kirkus
"McMullan’s charming singsong verse pairs perfectly with Nyeu’s whimsical illustrations in soft orange and blue tones, laid out on lush spreads... A perfect option for a bedtime cuddle or pajama storytime, this sweet and funny tale is sure to delight its audience and may well become a nightly staple." — School Library Journal