Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
This charming picture book explores the many ways a kiss can say "I love you." Perfect for Valentine's Day gifts, your family library, or storytime read-alouds any day of the year.
I love kisses.
I'll bet that you do too!
Wake up sleepyhead kisses
Raspberry jam and bread kisses…
There are lots of kinds of kisses in the world, and they all say something different. Award-winning author Sheryl McFarlane's new book celebrates the best part about kisses; while each one is unique, they all say "I love you!"
Praise for I Love Kisses:
"McFarlane and Vaughan transport readers to a diverse neighborhood of townhouses populated by families of all makeups and colors—in the span of a few homes there are single parents, interracial families, gay fathers, a child who uses a wheelchair, and others. It's an easygoing and broadly appealing reminder that—no matter a family's shape, size, or particular circumstances—affection is a constant." —Publishers Weekly
About the authors
Sheryl McFarlane was born in the Ottawa Valley and was raised in Arizona, but the west coast snatched her heart more than thirty years ago. She is the mother of three wonderful daughters who often appear in her books in disguised form. She is the author of four board books and eight picture books, including: A Pod of Orcas, This is the Dog, Jessie's Island and Waiting for the Whales.
Sheryl's books have won and been short-listed for several readers' choice awards, the Governor General's Award, the IODE Award, the BC Book Prize for Children's Literature, and the Mr. Christie Award. Sheryl has toured with the Peter Gzowski Golf Tournament for Literacy, Save the Children, and The Canada Council. She has judged creative writing for The Writer's Union of Canada, The Canadian Children's Book Centre, and the BC Creative Writers' Grant Program, been a writer in residence in many schools, been involved in many young author programs, and has led children's writing workshops for beginning and established writers.
A former teacher, Sheryl provides professional development in language arts for school districts, Early Childhood Educators, Primary Educator Associations and the International Reading Association. She frequently acts as a consultant for publishers on both educational and trade projects. Her first young adult novel was published in the fall of 2006.
"[The illustrations] neatly show a huge range of diversity in skin tone and family makeup, including two dads with a baby and a mixed-race family." — Kirkus Reviews
"Vaughan’s energetic, brightly colored illustrations and diverse cast of characters (a biracial family, a girl in a wheelchair, a baby with two dads) will appeal to a wide variety of readers. The soft lines for noses, puppy ears, and treetops contrast with the crisp lines of buildings, swing sets, and window frames which creates a sense of both groundedness and whimsy." — School Library Journal
"McFarlane and Vaughan transport readers to a diverse neighborhood of townhouses populated by families of all makeups and colors—in the span of a few homes there are single parents, interracial families, gay fathers, a child who uses a wheelchair, and others. It’s an easygoing and broadly appealing reminder that—no matter a family’s shape, size, or particular circumstances—affection is a constant." — Publishers Weekly