Article Title

This Is the Kiss


Liz Kazandzhy


Outstanding, Toddler, Preschool, Bears, Parents, Emotions, Bedtime

Document Type

Book Review


Many parents and children can relate to bedtime rituals—the special time spent wrapping up the day and preparing for a good night’s rest. This book shows the loving sequence of events between Mama Bear and Little bear, starting with a simple wave. “When you’ve had a fun day and you’re ready for bed, this is the wave … and the squeeze of the hand … that led to the touch … that led to the smile…” This continues on until it finally leads to a tender kiss good night.