Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein

David Ezra Stein, author of the Caldecott award winning, story-time-home-run Interrupting Chicken and the charming Because Amelia Smiled is back with Dinosaur Kisses, aimed right at the newly verbal toddler crowd that is learning when to be gentle and when to butt heads.

When exuberant, excited Dinah hatches, there is so much to see and do. She chomps and stomps and, when she sees a kiss, she decides to try that next. But, she can't quite get the hang of it. There are some very funny scenes that will have kids cracking up where Dinah head-butts, bites and accidentally smashes some pretty odd looking prehistorical creatures with her "kisses." She even accidentally eats one... 

But, when she returns to her nest and finds another hatchling, she happily finds a companion to practice her "kisses" on, making for one last laugh. Stein's illustrations are bright and bold and chunky, like Dinah herself and even a bit like the toddlers this book is aimed at. This is guaranteed to be one of those books your kids will ask you to read over and over and, unlike most, you won't mind repeated readings of Dinosaur Kisses!

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