I Kissed the Baby!

I Kissed the Baby!

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Random House, Inc.
"An animal cast so elated that they seem on the verge of jumping into readers' laps. . . . The high-contrast pictures and exclamatory text are guaranteed eye and ear magnets for the littlest ones." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)

"I saw the baby!
Did you see the baby?"
"Yes! I saw the baby, the teeny weeny thing."

It's so exciting! News of the baby is buzzing from animal to animal, with each one — fish, bird, squirrel, insect, frog — boasting of seeing, feeding, singing to, tickling, and kissing the tiny little thing. With bold, graphic black-and-white illustrations, Mary Murphy's simple, singsong story captures the giddy commotion that only a baby can bring.

Baker & Taylor
The arrival of a new baby duckling causes a buzz of excitement in the animal world as a fish, bird, squirrel, and frog happily prepare for their first meeting filled with smiles, kisses, and hugs!

& Taylor

Various animals tell how they saw, fed, sang to, tickled, and kissed the new duckling.

ISBN: 9780763624439
Branch Call Number: BOARD BOOK Murphy, M


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kim_W Sep 08, 2017

High contrast books like this are great to share with babies as they give developing eyes something to focus on. This one expresses the joy of bringing a new family member into the fold as the animals excitedly describe feeding, singing to, tickling and finally, kissing the baby.

Jan 24, 2017

High contrast illustrations and a text that encourages caregiver-child interaction makes this a perfect book to share with a very young baby!

Nov 09, 2015

We love this book in our household!
Such a sweet little story, and beautiful high contrast illustrations that babies love.
We read it several times a week at bedtime.

Anne__O Apr 20, 2015

What a wonderful book for a household with a new baby!

MsMonica_0 Sep 23, 2014

One of my favorite books for babies and toddlers. It's a great example of taking turns listening and speaking when having a conversation, although when I read it aloud, I play on the one-upmanship that seems to happen in the story to add some humor. The illustrations are bold and clear and the text is sweet. Love, love, love Mary Murphy's books!

SCL_Preschool May 10, 2012

An SCL staff favourite, but especially so around Mother's Day!

Oct 28, 2011

This is my daughter's favourite book, and has been since I brought it home when she was about five months old. The white-on-black pictures really grab her attention and she gets really excited whenever we open it up for her. The excuse to give her a great big kiss at the end is a lot of fun too!


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Jan 24, 2017

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