Wednesday, February 01, 2012

PLANT A KISS by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Plant a Kiss
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Harper, 2012

One of my favorite songs as a child was "Lollipop Tree" sung by Burl Ives. I loved the idea that you could plant a lollipop stick and grow a lollipop tree that would produce candy in good weather and ice cream cones in the winter. (Matter of fact, I still love that idea!)

In this sweet, simple and GLITTERY book by the sure-fire team of Rosenthal and Reynolds, Little Miss plants a kiss. She cares for it and waits, waits, waits. Finally, there is a sprout. Everyone comes to see, and Little Miss shares it all. But it's not really gone. "...she learned...from one little kiss...endless bliss!"

This is a great book for my theme tub. Our students need experience with books like this whose themes are stated as well as those with themes that are implied.


4 comments:

  1. I LOVE this author!!! Thanks for a lead on a delightful new treasure.

    Barbara
    The Corner On Character

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  2. Guess it's time for all things red and white, love and kisses. The trailer makes it look just so sweet.

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  3. This book sounds great!! The illustrations are so cute too.
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. I am glad that you posted about this. My girls and I have been watching the You Tube trailer over and over. I pre-ordered the book and am hoping that it will arrive for Valentine's Day. I can't wait to see the full book.

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