The Biggest Kiss  and
The Perfect Hug


by Joanna Walsh and Judi Abbot

"Kisses on noses, kisses on toes-es. Sudden kisses when you least supposes." This title looks at love among the animal kingdom, with a cute little penguin as the guide. It is definitely over-the-top on the cute factor and probably too young for elementary aged children, but we adore the rounded, almost plump characters in Abbot's illustrations so we're squeezing it into this list anyway.

If you teach very young ones or want a super cute book to read to your own children, this is a great choice. Also...


This author/illustrator team have created another similar book called The Perfect Hug.  We haven't had a chance to read this one yet, but we're working on it.

In the meantime, you can find sample pages from this book below.


Reading Levels

Interest Level:  Preschool - Kindergarten                  DRA Level: 16                    Guided Reading Level: J                                            Lexile Measure: 460L


See Inside This Book

Below are sample pages from inside The Biggest Hug. We love these sweet illustrations!  As you can see, this book is really only suitable for very young ones.

And these pages are from The Perfect Hug.  Again, so cute!!!

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