This Is the Kiss

This Is the Kiss

Claire Harcup

‘Every page of this book is a delight. The intricate, endearing images show a small bear on his way to bed, and all the stages it takes to get there. It is a very simple story, with few words, so it is ideal as a bedtime story.’ BookTrust

‘A big bear and a little bear are getting ready for bedtime – a process with lots of lovely stages. They wave goodbye to their snowman, hold hands for the walk home, smile, have a last play, tickle and giggle, before a hug and finally a good night kiss. In a few perfectly chosen words and warm, vibrant illustrations author and illustrator capture the love, joy and playfulness of the bedtime routine. No matter how tiring or difficult their day, this will leave both child and parent feeling happy and peaceful as they say goodnight.’ LoveReading Andrea Reece

‘This book is a warm hug on a chilly night, a delight to read aloud with a little bear cub nestled in your arms and perfect to enjoy together just before bed. With it’s exquisite illustrations and simple lyrical text this will no doubt be a story to share and share across many generations.’ The Book Sniffer

‘Gabriel Alborozo takes Claire Harcup brief rhythmic text and adds utterly enchanting visuals (including gorgeous end papers) making the whole thing a thoroughly heart-warming, just before bed read, for adults to share with very young children.’ Red Reading Hub