"Zero kisses for me" is a declaration of independence from a youngster who has a family of fond, affectionate relatives. Sometimes kisses are sticky or perfume-y or just plain yucky, and, besides, they're for babies. They're not dignified for someone who's growing up.
Our small hero decides that the kissing ban goes for goodnight kisses too. That is, of course, until it's bedtime and the monsters appear. And everyone knows that the best defense against the monsters is a goodnight kiss from Mom. The ban's over, and he and his understanding mother come to the conclusion that nobody gets too old for kisses after all. As reassuring as a goodnight kiss, this tender book is sure to become a favorite at bedtime or anytime.
Manuela Monari|Virginie Soumagnac
About Manuela Monari
MANUELA MONARI has been writing since she was an imaginative child growing up in Italy. Her children's books are known across Europe. She is also a bookseller of children's books in Modena, Italy.
About Virginie Soumagnac
VIRGINIE SOUMAGNAC has a degree in applied arts and has worked as a graphic designer. She is also an acclaimed illustrator whose work has appeared in several books.
Zero Kisses for Me by Manuela Monari; illustrated by Virginie Soumagnac