Kisses, Kisses, Head to Toe! (Karen Katz)

Hello, friends! Our book today is Kisses, Kisses, Head to Toe! by Karen Katz, an adorable beginner board book about little bodies.

Head to toe, babies are so very kissable! The littlest bookworms and their caregivers can enjoy this chipper lift-the-flap tale that explores some of baby’s most kissable parts: nose, toes, belly buttons, and so on. A mirror on the last page lets little readers check out all of their own little features too.

Simple, sweet, adorable. From rhyming text to cuddly illustrations, Katz builds a great first “my body” board book for babies, creating a title that is interactive, visually engaging, and well-themed. A few minor complaints: while the illustrations feature a diversity of skintones, all of the caregivers do appear to be female-coded, which feels like a missed opportunity to show affectionate fathers. Also, the flaps are on the flimsy side, which can result in tearing when in overeager baby hands. These are minor quibbles, however; the book itself is still a great length for a very quick read, making it ideal for its intended audience, yet introduces babies to their bodies in a fun and entertaining way. JJ and I both had fun perusing it. Overall, a perfectly sweet board book, and Baby Bookworm approved!

(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)

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