Top positive review
Clever rhymes, fun to read, awkward message re kissing
Reviewed in Canada on May 29, 2020
I love the rhymes in this book — so clever and fun to read! But I didn’t like the whole non-consensual kissing bit. I ended up making some minor edits, so that I can feel good about reading this to my kiddo. Not as clever or rhythmic as the rest of the book, but I’ll post it in case it’s helpful!
Mr Fish is most astounded.
Mr Fish is just aghast.
He feels much better now,
Though he wished she would’ve asked.
For spreading cheery-cherries
All over the place!
Who wants a kiss?” “I do!” they said,
So he gave them each a kiss on their wonderful head!
Smooch smooch smooch smooch smooch
This way at least acknowledges the shimmery fish’s mistake in not asking first and lets Mr Fish set a better example by asking his friends first before kissing them. 🤷♀️