I Kissed the Baby! by Mary Murphy

I Kissed the Baby!

Written by Mary Murphy
Illustrated by Mary Murphy

Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   
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This shout-out-loud picture book is suitable for the very youngest of children. All the animals love the baby - and so will you! 'I saw the baby! Did you see the baby?' 'Yes! I saw the baby, the teeny, weeny thing.' 'I tickled the baby! Did you tickle the baby?' 'Yes! I tickled the baby, the wriggly, giggly thing!' Join in the fun in this shout-out-loud picture book for the very youngest of children. Mary Murphy's new picture book Utterly Lovely One will be published in hardback in 2011.

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I Kissed the Baby! by Mary Murphy


'Huge black and white drawings with splashes of yellow, green, pink and orange, like the best of the baby mobiles.' - Guardian

About the Author

As a child, Mary Murphy was a constant reader. Her favourite books included Mary Poppins, Peter Pan and Tom’s Midnight Garden. She also loved any stories about animals. Mary was the third of six children.

Mary lives in Galway, Ireland, and describes herself as "fairly outdoorish, but not sporty". She loves walking, swimming, reading and cycling. Mary studied Illustration and Design in Dublin before freelancing as an illustrator. She has always written for pleasure, and soon began developing ideas for children’s books following the antics of characters she had already visualised. A technique she sometimes uses is to draw the character in different situations, and then see what follows on from there.

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Book Info


24 pages
Interest Age: 2+


Mary Murphy
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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd January 2011




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