This beautiful hardback book tells the delightful, thoughtful journey of a kiss. Grandma leaves her grandchildren’s house and her grandchild, Edwyn, blows her a kiss as she is walking away. She catches the kiss and puts it in her pocket for safe keeping. The kiss takes the form of a little creature who maintains its glow and life through the love being passed from person to person. The book tells the story of the journey of the kiss. Sadly in the book there is a man who doesn’t understand love and wants to get hold of the kiss as he thinks he will be happy. Grandma rescues the kiss and, at the same time teaches the gentleman about genuine kindness and love.
The language and illustrations are whimsical and dream-like with a lovely light element which lifts the pages. The whole book is like reading a hug and is a lovely one to share with family-particularly for a nanny/grandad and grandchildren as grandma definitely knows best and has life sussed.
Layouts are varied with full page illustrations plus vignettes and glorious double-page spreads.
One of those double pages has a powerful picture of a women ‘shouting horrid things at her little girl.’ It’s quite shocking as a scene as the emotions depicted are very clear. What a powerful way to show emotions though and the effect on each of us….that’s why I like the book. It’s a simply a lovely story – told well and illustrated beautifully. Snap it up for the spring and it will be a joy all year round.