Kisses Kisses Baby-O! is a story for newborns told from the point of view of a parent or caregiver, but with high interaction with baby's world and tuned to events in baby's day. Beloved Canadian children's author Sheree Fitch delivers what she's famous for: fun, intelligent, participatory text that is a joy to read. Using rhythm and onomatopoeia, Sheree's bubbly text begins with baby waking, and follows through eating, bathing, playing, and finally sleeping. Repetition, rhythm and active verbs create a lively story that can be read again and again. Heart-warming illustrations by HildaRose combine realism and a whimsical, artistic style, while paying close attention to the needs of newborn readers, including such elements as: stimulating visuals, patterns, baby faces, cultural diversity and interaction with others. And babies will drool over the small, easy to hold format!
Sheree Fitch is an educator, literary activist and author of award winning poetry, picture books, nonfiction, plays and novels for all ages. In 1998 she won the prestigious Vicky Metcalf award for a body of work inspirational to Canadian Children. She is currently working on her first adult novel to be published by Vagrant Press in 2008. She divides her time between Washington, DC and River John, NS.
HildaRose is an artist and graphic designer. She has illustrated over a dozen children's books and designed over 150 publications using a mix of both traditional and digital approaches.