Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!
Written by Kyle Mewburn
Illustrated by Ali Teo & John O’Reilly
Universal issue that may or may not be a real issue. Everyone can identify and sympathize with Andy. In fact, this story is originally from New Zealand.
Andy has a problem. His Auntie Elsie visits. Often. And she insists on kissing him twice on each cheek as a greeting. He tries to duck the kisses, but she gets him every time. He hides under the bed. She lures him out with a truck. He hides in the chicken coop. She lures him out by talking about the chickens. He hides in a tree. She can climb. The real problem comes when Auntie Elsie doesn’t. Hiding from her has become such a part of his routine that Andy is at a loss when she doesn’t show up. She’s broken her leg and needs time to heal. When she finally does come back, he’s so happy to see her that he does the kissing.
Adorable mixed media illustrations complete the hilarity of this cute book in its current reprinting. Perfect for reading aloud or as independent reading.
- Title: Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck!
- Author: Kyle Mewburn
- Illustrators: Ali Teo & John O’Reilly
- Published: Peachtree Publishers, 20
- Reviewer: Sue Poduska
- Format: Paperback, 32 pages
- Grade Level: PreK to 1
- Genre: Fiction, Humor, Family
- ISBN: 978-1-56145-759-5