Mommy's Kisses and Cuddles (Hardcover)

Mommy's Kisses and Cuddles By Linda Ashman, Jane Massey (Illustrator) Cover Image

Mommy's Kisses and Cuddles (Hardcover)

By Linda Ashman, Jane Massey (Illustrator)


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In the spirit of read-aloud family favorites like Guess How Much I Love You and I Love You Through and Through comes a fresh classic about the unique and eternal love between mother and child!

Sun is rising, warm and bright.

Mommy lifts me, holds me tight.

We start our day with a kiss --

Then another, just like this.

Accompanying the publication of Daddy's Hugs and Snuggles, discover a poignant, heartfelt ode to the special love between mother and child. From sharing an adventure at the market to a tender bedtime cuddle, Mommy's Kisses and Cuddles celebrates the day-to-day joys of motherhood. With tender, rhyming text from Linda Ashman, sweet illustrations by Jane Massey, and featuring a diversity of families, this book is perfect for mommies everywhere -- who love and guide their little ones morning, noon, and night!

Linda Ashman is the author of many picture books, including Rain!, illustrated by Christian Robinson, which was a 2014 Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award Winner; Babies on the Go, illustrated by Jane Dyer; Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs, illustrated by Lauren Stringer, which was named a Booklist Editors' Choice; and Rub-a-Dub Sub, illustrated by Jeff Mack. She lives with her family in North Carolina.
Jane Massey is a children's book illustrator who has created adorable young characters for publishers all over the world. She is the illustrator of the books Ten Little Toes; Two Small Feet; Baby Boo, I Love You; Eat, Sleep, Poop, and more. She lives on the south coast of England. Visit her online at
Product Details ISBN: 9781338359770
ISBN-10: 1338359770
Publisher: Cartwheel Books
Publication Date: March 7th, 2023
Pages: 24
Language: English

Praise for Daddy's Hugs and Snuggles:

"The dedicated care and love of the fathers in this story are sweetly and genuinely depicted, making it one of the better titles about fatherhood for toddlers... A gentle, soothing tribute to fathers." -- Kirkus Reviews

"This book reminds readers of the selflessness of fathers, and reminds fathers of the importance of spending time with their children... Highly recommended for personal, public, school, and classroom libraries." -- School Library Journal

Praise for Mommy's Kisses and Cuddles:

"The rhyming text makes for a quality read-aloud for a toddler and really showcases the care tasks of parenthood that ultimately speak to deep love... Captures a mother's love simply and effectively." -- Kirkus Reviews

"This joyful book that features the loving relationships between parent and child can serve as a guide and reminder to parents that it's the little things that matter most to their children. Pair with the companion book Daddy's Hugs and Snuggles." -- School Library Journal

Praise for My Daddy and Me:

"The lilting text reads aloud easily and is simple and predictable enough for even very small children to memorize and read along... Sweet and affectionate." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Rock-a-Bye Romp, written by Linda Ashman and illustrated by Simona Mulazzani:

CLEL Bell Award for Early Literacy 2017

* "Gently funny and eminently reassuring." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A fine addition to the nursery bookshelf for baby and all." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Ashman writes in rhyme that rolls right off the tongue." -- Julie Danielson, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast