Picture book, motivational
Interest level: Pre-K through grade 1; graduation gifts; Reading level: 1.0
4 out of 5 stars
Sometimes we all need to be reminded that there is good in the world. Two children’s authors that work to spread positivity through their books as well as in their lives are Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Peter H. Reynolds. They teamed up to write Plant a Kiss.
The story focuses on a young child who plants a kiss. The child nurtures the kiss with “Sunshine. Water. Greet.” until one day a fountain of sparkly love pops out of the earth. The child decides to share the love, but is warned that it’s too rare to share, and she will run out. “She didn’t care” and gathers the love in a bowl and spreads it far and wide, until the bowl is empty. As she returns to where she planted the original kiss, she discovers that “from one little kiss…endless bliss!”
This book is a great reminder that the world is a better place when we unselfishly share joy and love with others.
Plant a Kiss
written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds