Baby Hippo wakes up he hurries off to play, without stopping to
give his mother a kiss. Leaving his disappointed mum behind, he
waddles through the mud, around the bumpy rocks, up the mossy bank
and under the leafy trees.
Everywhere he goes, Baby Hippo
hears the same sound - 'Kiss, kiss!' - as the other baby animals
kiss their parents good morning. When he remembers that he's forgotten
to do the same, he hurries home. But where is his mother?
Kiss, Kiss! is a delightful new
offering from acclaimed author Margaret Wild. The text is simple
and rhythmic, with youngsters able to predict the 'Kiss, kiss,"
repeated throughout the story. The illustrations of Bridget Strevens-Marzo
are a perfect complement, with the gentle colours of nature and
an endearing Baby Hippo. A lovely work.
Kiss, Kiss!, by Margaret Wild,
illustrated by Bridget Strevens-Marzo, Little Hare, 2003