Item description for Fish Kisses and Gorilla Hugs by Marianne Richmond...
Ralphie Mix invents every excuse to delay his bedtime. His perceptive mom, however, sees his stalling as her invitation to engage Ralphie in a silly series of kisses, hugs, pinches and pokesall inspired by favorite animals and each leaving the twosome in a heap of giggles! A delightful story with jump-off-the-page artwork, Fish Kisses and Gorilla Hugs inspires a playful, endearing bedtime routine that leaves kids and grown-ups looking forward to tomorrow night!
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Gifted author and illustrator Marianne Richmond has touched the lives of millions over the past decade through her publishing company, Marianne Richmond Studios, Inc. Her uplifting creations are sold nationwide -- from corner gift shops and bookstores to mass merchants and department stores.
Since her start in 1991 with just 20 greeting cards, she has become a recognized creator of numerous award-winning books, hundreds of cards and bright, colorful gift products. Two of her books -- I Wished for You, an adoption story and Fish Kisses and Gorilla Hugs -- are Book of the Year award winners from Creative Child Magazine. Several of her other titles are Mom's Choice Award winners.
What makes Marianne unique are her abilities as both writer and artist. When asked where her ideas come from, she says, "I try to be in tune with people's life circumstances. We all share universal emotions around certain life journeys ... and I think my gift is to capture those through my art and words."
Marianne lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband, four kids, and their beloved Border Collie, Clay. Favorite things include coffee, exploring with my family, hiking, reading memoirs, sleeping, watching sappy movies, going on vacation, hanging out with girlfriends, eating ice cream after the kids are sleeping, doing art with kids ...
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Reviews - What do customers think about Fish Kisses and Gorilla Hugs?
fish kisses and gorilla hugs Jun 21, 2008
i returned this book before reading it to my son. the book teaches whinning to get more attention. i was looking for a book that was playful and helped me show my love for my 4 year old. this book may have helped with that, but the underling "whinning to get what i want" theme was too strong. i would not buy this book. i would strongly suggest the book "i love you so" by the same author.
A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient! Mar 20, 2008
The Mom's Choice Awards® honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times Best-Selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, Motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach, and founder of The Just For Mom Foundation(tm) and the Mom's Choice Awards®. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards® seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families. This book has been honored by this distinguished award.
A cheerful picturebook Jan 9, 2008
Fish Kisses and Gorilla Hugs is a cheerful picturebook about a six-year-old boy who imagines every excuse he can to delay his bedtime. His mom knows he's stalling; she takes the opportunity to play a silly, friendly game of kisses, hugs, pinches, and pokes, all inspired by their favorite animals. Broad, colorful, yet simply themed artwork practically leaps off the page in this charming read-aloud storybook ideal for just before bedtime.
Very cute, interactive bedtime story Sep 5, 2007
This is an adorable book about a little boy that won't settle into bed (has lots of excuses) and the tactics his exasperated but loving mother uses to coax him to stay in bed and go to sleep. Each page will have you and your child doing gorilla hugs,fish kisses, ect. along with the characters of the story. The illistrations are great and my 3 year old thinks it's hilarious. It's a fun way to end the day. Highly recommend.