Do you do Valentine’s Day? It’s not huge in Australia relative to say, America, but it's getting bigger every year. We’re pretty hit-and-miss at our house, but one year I nailed it: I left a copy of I Love Kissing You on Roger’s pillow.
This is a sweet and simple book about enduring, grown-up love.
“I always kiss you on the train when we’re going through a tunnel. That way, I can be sure you’re not kissing anybody else in the dark.”
“You used to take me to the cinema to see love stories … and when the actors kissed you would kiss me too. Nowadays we watch films on TV and I’m asleep after twenty minutes. Even so perhaps you kiss me in my sleep.”
“But there are still so many places in the world where I want to kiss you: Venice, Tokyo, Vienna …”
And totally relatable:
“I love kissing the back of your neck when you’re cooking, just to annoy you.”
It’s a happy, hopeful celebration of kissing someone you love for a lifetime—or hope to. You should get it in plenty of time for Valentine's Day if you order soon.
Book Depository has free postage world wide and great pricing, but North American readers may prefer Amazon.
P.S. I also really love I Can’t Wait by the same author & illustrator but it’s not in print anymore. If you happen to run across it I’m sure you’ll find it touching and warm.