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The Best Kiss

Julia Jarman, Erica-Jane Waters

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For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Fiction, Picture books

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From award-winning and bestselling author Julia Jarman, comes a rhythmical read-aloud text about a boy who starts a No Kissing Campaign.

Jack loves getting prizes and cups of all sizes, but if there's one thing he hates... it's being kissed! And with an army of aunts and uncles, there's no getting away from it. What's a boy to do?

'A rollicking, rhyming, read-aloud tale...' Books for Keeps

The Best Kiss has recently been featured on the ITV series Bookaboo.

Read more about bestselling author Julia Jarman on http://www.juliajarman.com, and visit http://www.ericajanewaters.com to find out more about Erica-Jane Waters.

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Praise for The Best Kiss

  • Every child I've known has at some point shied away from a relative's kiss. This story about Jack, who hates being kissed, relives awkward moments in humorous rhymes that all children will relate to. - Waterstones Books Quarterly

  • A comic tale of one boy's aversion to public displays of showy kisses in preference to clandestine cuddles. - Junior

  • ... relives those awkward moments in humourous rhymes that all children will relate to. - Bookseller

  • With hilarious pictures closely following the rhyming text, this is a book with much to giggle over, as Jack struggles with his abundantly affectionate family. - Books For Keeps

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Julia Jarman

Julia Jarman has won the Stockport Schools' Book Award twice for her lively picture book texts. Julia used to be a teacher but was encouraged to start writing by her three children who asked for 'real characters like us'. When she became a grandmother, it provided the perfect inspiration for her picture book texts. Julia often visits schools and libraries where she enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for facts and fiction.

Lynne Chapman has illustrated over 25 children's books in the last ten years. She works from her home, a Victorian house on the edge of the Peak District National Park in England where she lives with her husband. In her spare time, Lynne writes and performs poetry with her group The Electric Tomatoes.

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