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You're the Hugs to My Kisses

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You’re the Hugs to my kisses is an adorable book. At first when I was reading this, I thought it was odd that the author would say “to my” for everything when a lot of these sayings tend to be “on my” or “in my” such as “You’re the twinkle in my eye” whereas the author wrote “you’re the twinkle to my eye.” (Obviously I’m pretty peculiar about these things.) However as I continued reading, the book was so cute and very sweet I ended up overlooking it all. 5 stars. I would buy this book for my own one year old daughter.
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A cute way to say "I love you." A great gift from a grandparent to a grandchild, or really any loved one as it reflects a variety of experiences.
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I received an electronic ARC from Zonderkidz through NetGalley.
Herndon shares many ways to talk about love and relationships. Readers see so many different types of friendship and love reflected in both the fun text and brightly colored illustrations. Each page spread offers a different way to say "I love/value you" with a saying about being connected - hugs to kisses; jelly to donut; bubbles to bathtub, etc. A sweet story to read as a family or with friends. A definite gift book for young families.
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This book is so adorable. It has all these cute phrases to say how much love you have for someone. How your the hugs to my kisses. No matter near or far our love won’t change. The illustrations were amazing and I loved all the ways you can express how much someone means to you. A great bedtime family book.
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You're the Hugs to My Kisses is one of the sweetest children's book I have ever read. It was so cute and really captured how an adult loves a child. This is perfect gift from parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or siblings. The rhyming text was captivating, and the entire book flowed extremely well.

I read this to my 2.5 year old, and he asked me to read it three more times to him! He loved looking at the beautiful and fun illustrations while listening to me read this. We have You Complete Me; however, this book was so much better than that one! As a parent with a child with food allergies, I appreciated that the foods mentioned weren't so obvious that the child might be allergic to them: sundae and donut. 

I will be adding this book to my son's wishlist because it is so cute and he already loves it! It's perfect for ages 0 to 5, or even older just to show that you love the child.
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It was impossible not to smile while reading this!   It's such a sweet book celebrating all the loving relationships in a kid's life--mom, dad, friends, grandparents, etc.

The rhymes are cute and flow well and the illustrations are gorgeous.  They're so bright and lively and full of detail.  I'm sure they'll captivate readers.    This is a great book for both classroom and personal libraries and will definitely be a favorite!  It would also make a great baby shower or new grandparent gift.  

Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
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You're the Hugs to My Kisses by Barbara Herndon was such a joyful read! It is a celebration of family and friendship. The variety of joyful scenarios and the diversity of the relationships are a highlight of the book. There is a ton of opportunity for children to engage with this book. The different ways it shows how relationships are important, can help a child verbalize and describe the important relationships in their own lives. Many children will be able to see themselves in this book.
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I wanted to like this story, but after the first few pages, I found the repetition to be too much and the story no longer kept my focus. This isn't one I would read to my children.
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You’re the Hugs to My Kisses
By: Barbara Herndon

Many thanks to NetGalley & Zonderkidz for allowing me to read this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

You’re the Hugs to My Kisses is an adorable picture book with read aloud rhymes that let a special someone know that everything about your life is better because they’re in it.
I would recommend this book for beginning readers especially, though it is great for readers of all ages.
I give You’re the Hugs to My Kisses 5 stars because I just adore it.  

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For parents, or other loving guardians, our children are our everything. Barbara Herndon’s You’re the Hugs to My Kisses has silly prose to help share just how much our young children mean to us. The book is simple but heartfelt. Families can see what other silly metaphors they can come up with to describe their relationships. Best for toddlers and preschoolers.
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This is a delightful story with rhyming verse. The pages are in vibrant colours which will hold a child's attention.. The book has lovely rhymes regarding family relationships, love and friendships. This would appeal to my 3 year old Grandson and I look forward to reading this with him. I particularly like the way the relationship of a boy and his Grandad is portrayed. I would definitely recommend this book for young children.
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You’re the Hugs to My Kisses by Barbara Herndon is a great book, using play on words catch phrases, that children so young children will be able to understand. This is a great way of breaking down the meaning of their importance to you in a way the child will relate to. Buy You’re the Hugs to My Kisses by Barbara Herndon; you will not be disappointed.
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A wonderful message, sweet rhyme, and diverse illustrations come together to make a book about the love shared between all kinds of friends and family members. Love the final pages: "You're the sweet dreams to my slumber. You're the answer to my prayer. And whether you are near or far, we are the perfect pair."
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Barbara Herndon has written a warm, heartfelt picture book that uses word association to portray the different feelings of love and affection between children and their families. With colourful, beautifully drawn illustrations and cheerful, upbeat language this is sure to be a hit with young audiences and adults alike.
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This book is absolutely adorable! This quick read through is perfect for any child, especially one that loves rhymes and beautiful illustrations. Plus, I feel like this would make a good book for story or bed time.
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This is the sweetest book! A cute and fun way to tell little ones how much they are loved. It’s very easy to read, a perfect little bedtime story. Vibrant illustrations and accessible prose makes this one of our (my toddler and I) favorite stories this year.
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Everyone needs a hug. It helps us feel loved, wanted and accepted. This sweet book to read with your little one reminds them how loved they are and the different ways we can express love thru a hug. With puns it makes it more fun and memorable.

A special thank you to Zonderkidz and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.
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You're the Hugs to My Kisses is a book to be liberally shared between all generations.  How we complement each other, how we support each other, how we boost each other through unconditional love - it's all here in this simple and charmingly illustrated book that should be on everyone's bookshelves.  I recommend reading this with your little ones and with the whole family! Thank you to Zonderkidz and NetGalley for sharing this delightful book as an ARC with me.
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I really liked this book. It's so cute! The illustrations are beautiful as are the cute words. Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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You’re the Hugs to My Kisses by Barbara Herndon is a fantastic lyrical story about things that pair naturally together, used as a way to describe the love and affection between two special people. A great book to give as a gift to a loved one, big or small. The bright illustrations, fun content and everyday objects used as a way to describe someone special make this sweet, endearing book unique and easily accessible to younger readers.
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