Mom’s Hugs and Kisses

full color throughout $ 18.95 US / $ 25.95 CAD Hardcover / 8.5 x 11 40 pages / ages 4 to 8 ISBN: 978-0-7358-4514-5 On Sale: 9. May 2023

Mom’s Hugs and Kisses

One of NorthSouth’s bestselling titles—sweet as a kiss.

A puppy named “Hugs” decides to visit each animal on the farm to find out which animal gives the best kiss. From duck, to rabbit, to butterfly, and pig and horse, he goes. All are all happy to oblige. The pup discovers the horse’s kiss is a little wet and sticky, but nice and warm. The rabbit’s kiss is a little wiggly, but quite soft. Who will have the best kiss? He collects lots of wonderful nuzzles, but when he returns home, he discovers that the best kiss of all is the one he gets from his loving mother.

Like a kiss itself, this tale may well be the subject of repeated requests.
Publishers Weekly

Fans of Weninger's series about the rabbit Davy will recognize illustrator Tharlet's expressive style, even though her character this time is a puppy, Hugs. With fur that seems real enough to touch, a sunny disposition, and sweet manners, Hugs is a real charmer.

Rare is the child, parent, or older sibling who will be able to resist this invitation to mix reading with kissing.
Kirkus Reviews