Beloved children’s poet and anthologizer Lee Bennett Hopkins has produced more than 100 volumes of poetry throughout his illustrious career, but Lullaby and Kisses Sweet is his first collection geared toward babies and toddlers. Featuring 30 original poems by esteemed children’s writers like Jane Yolen, Marilyn Singer, and J. Patrick Lewis, the book introduces the youngest readers to loving rhymes in a playful, accessible way.
This beautifully designed casebound board book is organized into five themes—Family, Food, “Firsts,” Playtime, and Bedtime—while cuddly, anthropomorphized animals make the poems friendly and relatable. Lullaby and Kisses Sweet fosters the love of poetry and is the perfect gift for babies, toddlers, and their poetry-loving parents.
About the Author
Alyssa Nassner is an illustrator and hand letterer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the illustrator of the Montessori series for Abrams as well as several books for Chronicle and Ivy Press.
Lee Bennett Hopkins is an award-winning author and poet. He has published more than 100 books of poetry, including City I Love and Behind the Museum Door. He lives in Cape Coral, Florida.
"This tender, keepsake-worthy collection includes 30 poems about subjects near and dear to the lives of youngest children."
— Publishers Weekly
"Young board-book listeners will be happy when their caregivers take Hopkins' advice: 'Read to me—then— / read to me / read to me / again and again.'"
— Kirkus Reviews