• Written by Sheryl McFarlane
  • Illustrations by Brenna Vaughn
  • ISBN: 978-1492657125
  • hc $11.58 CDN 

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“[The illustrations] neatly show a huge range of diversity in skin tone and family makeup, including two dads with a baby and a mixed-race family.” – Kirkus

“McFarlane and Vaughan transport readers to a diverse neighborhood of townhouses populated by families of all makeups and colors-in the span of a few homes there are single parents, interracial families, gay fathers, a child who uses a wheelchair, and others. It’s an easygoing and broadly appealing reminder that-no matter a family’s shape, size, or particular circumstances-affection is a constant.” – Publishers Weekly

“Vaughan’s energetic, brightly colored illustrations and diverse cast of characters (a biracial family, a girl in a wheelchair, a baby with two dads) will appeal to a wide variety of readers. The soft lines for noses, puppy ears, and treetops contrast with the crisp lines of buildings, swing sets, and window frames which creates a sense of both groundedness and whimsy.” – School Library Journal


I Love Kisses

Excerpt from I Love Kisses

I love kisses.
I’ll bet that you do too!
Wake up sleepyhead kisses
Raspberry jam and bread kisses
There are lots of kinds of kisses in the world, and they all say something different. I Love Kisses celebrates the many and unique ways family members say “I love you!”

Author’s Inspiration

From the author…

I love living on the west coast. I love the ocean, and the forests and mountains. The place I live has inspired many of my books, but not all of them! I Love Kisses was inspired by some very sticky jam kisses from one of my grandsons. It got me thinking about how important love is to each and every one of us no matter who we are and no matter what kind of family we live in.  Kisses are one way to show that we love someone. There are lots of other ways to show love too! 


Published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2017.

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