Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mouse's Corner: Lost Kisses by Trudie Trewin


I Lost My Kisses by Trudie Trewin and illustrated by Nick Bland
Orchard Books, 2008
Fiction (Children's); 32 pgs
From the Publisher: 
Matilda Rose loves to kiss. But one day, something goes terribly, horribly wrong. She loses her kisses, just before her daddy is going to come home. Matilda goes on the hysterical and thoughtful search to find her kisses. Matilda Rose learns that you can never really lose your kisses -- they will always be there when you need them.


It is probably my fault my daughter is  such an affectionate girl. I am always kissing her cheeks and head, giving her hugs, and she is always kissing and hugging me back (and hugging just about everyone else too).  As a result, this book is a big hit in my house. The playful illustrations are a story unto themselves, and on quite a few pages you will find various animals kissing.  Matilda is a young cow who is stumped at the loss of her kisses. She looks for them all over town, including in the grocery store.  She is asked a couple of times what a kiss looks like and her replies are clever and sweet, even if not entirely helpful.  There might not be a great lesson in this children's book, but the story is a delightful one to read and easy to relate to.

To learn more about author Trudie Trewin and her work, please visit the author's website
To learn more about illustrator Nick Bland and his work, please visit Scholastic

Source: The book came from my daughter's bookshelf. I think it was a gift from a family member, but I might have bought it for her on one of my many visits to the bookstore. Is it bad that I can't remember?


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11 comments:

  1. That sounds like a cute story. And there's nothing wrong being affectionate; my younger kisses and hugs me all the time, lol. My eldest tends to shy away from these, probably she's feeling embarrassed now that she's eleven.

    My youngest shoved a book into my hands the other day and asked if I could read it with her. It's a lovely picture book filled with beautiful illustrations and I may want to share it one of these days.

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    1. Melody - It's such a cute story. I like how excited Trudie is to greet her dad when she sees him in the end too--reminds me of when I pick my daughter up from school. :-) I'll enjoy it while I can as I know when she's older, there will be fewer hugs and kisses to go around.

      I do hope you'll share what book your daughter wanted you to read with her!

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  2. Love the cover on this one! I think I'd like to know what Matilda says a kiss looks like. :)

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    1. Jenclair - She's more apt to describe what it sounds or feels like, really. :-) I love her descriptions of them though.

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  3. I think being affectionate is wonderful! The book looks adorable.

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    1. Kathy - It's funny because I am not an affectionate person except with her and my husband.

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  4. This looks fun! I think this would be a great bedtime book for the Tornado. I'll definitely have to look for this next time we're at the library!

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    1. Katherine - It's a sweet book. I hope you find it at the library!

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  5. Love it. it's taken me the better part of the last year to get Gage to kiss on the cheek and no the mouth! He loves to give kisses and I felt likethe biggest germaphobe by cringing every time he kisses someone on the mouth.

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