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Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Simple, elegant stories. Amy Krouse Rosenthal writes with brevity and precision, taking her readers on a journey through a wonderful world of possibilities. A world where you can plant a kiss. Plant a kiss? Well, Little Miss did.

"Sunshine, water, greet." "Repeat."

It did take a while to sprout. Did she fall into the 'slough of despond?' The two-word, two-page spread reads "Doubt." "Pout."

And then! and then it sprouts! Come see, she calls. "I’ll share," she says. "Don't you dare! It's far too rare! It'll go bare!" But she does. And in doing so reaps endless bliss.

As do her readers, young and old alike.

Peter Reynolds' illustrations share the tone of the story. Simple words and the quiet, uncomplicated pictures carry us forward on a blissful journey.

Title: Plant a Kiss

Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds

Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

Hardback: 32 pages

ISBN: 978-0-06-198675-8