Wednesday 22 December 2010

Samuel's Kisses

Samuel's Kisses by Karen Collum, illustrated by Serena Geddes (New Frontier Publishing)
HB RRP $24.95
ISBN 9781921042157
Reviewed by Vicki Stanton

Samuel is a little boy who loves to go shopping with his mum. However, it seems that many others at the shops are not enjoying themselves. Samuel sends them a kiss which brightens their day and those around them. Karen Collum has written an inspirational story about love and joy, perfect for the Christmas season.  Samuel reminds us all that a simple act of reaching out to others can make the world a better place. Samuel's Kisses is also a story of family. The bond between mother and son is evident and further reinforced with the ending which young children will find very satisfying and comforting.

Read out loud, the text is rhythmic (as all good picture book texts are) and Serena Geddes' large and colourful illustrations complements it perfectly. I love how the trail of kisses leads the eye across the double spread. Both children and adults will find Samuel's Kisses a highly enjoyable book that is sure to be read over and over again.


  1. Hi Vicki

    Thank you so much for reviewing SAMUEL'S KISSES. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the book so much. Merry Christmas!

  2. Pleasure to review such a joyous book. Congratulations and all the best for 2011.


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