Mommy’s Best Kisses by Margaret Anastas Illustrated by Susan Winter
It seems that most of our best baby/toddler books were given to us as opposed to us buying them. Mommy’s Best Kisses is no exception unless you count the fact that I can’t quite remember who gave it to us (shame on me for not writing it down like my mother used to). I have a sneaking suspicion it was the same Aunt who gave us the Boynton books, but I could be wrong. Regardless of where it came from, it is a wonderful addition to our collection.
Mommy’s Best Kisses takes you through a day full of kisses between a mother and child culminating in bedtime with a promise of more kisses the next day. With sweet little two page rhymes like, “I kiss your small hands as you reach for my face, I kiss your sweet neck – it’s my favorite place.” and touching illustrations by Susan Winter, it’s bound to become more Mommy’s favorite book than your little one’s but it’s still oh-so-adorable and a good soothing read.
Personally, I love giving the kisses as I read each page, though whether you do that or not is up to you.