My newest book, A Kiss Means I Love You (illustrated by Eric Futran), has just been released by Albert Whitman & Company, and I will be signing at the Book Beat in Oak Park at their 30th anniversary party on Sunday, August 19, from 12-5. If you can stop in, .. Read more →
About the Book
by Kathryn Madeline Allen
photographs by Eric Futran
published by Albert Whitman & Company, 2012
Looking for the perfect gift for a newborn baby or toddler?
Need an interactive book to add to a classroom or library collection?
Want a lively concept book to read with your children or grandchildren?
Then you will love A Kiss Means I Love You, a book that helps you teach children the meanings of facial expressions and gestures. Children will wave, clap, and cheer along with you as you read the light, rhyming verse paired with delightful photos of young children.
A kiss means I love you,
a wave means hello,
a smile means I’m happy,
a tug means let’s go!
Featuring engaging photographs of young children and sweet rhyming text, this fun read-aloud teaches little ones about nonverbal communication.
“…the book is a solid introduction to a range of human expressions and the concept of nonverbal communication.”
“Allen and Futran have created a book with a purpose that is also fun to read….The rhythm of the text is bouncy and easy to read aloud. This title will work well in a program or one-on-one.”
School Library Journal