Mama Kisses, Papa Hugs
:From the creator of the best-selling God Gave Us You comes a warm exploration of the ways parents show affection--and how it mirrors God's affection for his followers. Parents are always looking out for the perfect bedtime book...
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:From the creator of the best-selling God Gave Us You comes a warm exploration of the ways parents show affection--and how it mirrors God's affection for his followers.
Parents are always looking out for the perfect bedtime book to create a sense of well-being before a night of rest. Mama Kisses, Papa Hugs explores a child's curiosity about how love is shown between parent and child, with the reassurance that Mama and Papa will always love their little one. And like Lisa Tawn Bergren's young protagonist asks his mother, this question is pressing on the minds of many children:
"Mama, how does God kiss us?"
Mama smiled. "He kisses us a hundred times a day; although if you don't pay attention, you might miss it."
"At night he kisses us with a shooting star. In the morning, he kisses us with sunlight, crawling across the fields and into our windows. On a hot summer afternoon, he kisses us with a gentle breeze. But most of all, he kisses us through our family. That's how God made us. That's why I give you Mama kisses."
Lisa Tawn Bergren is the author of the children's books "God Gave us You" and its sequel "God Gave us Two", as well as several adult novels. She lives in Colorado Springs, CO with her children and husband.
“Time for bed, sleepyhead,” Mama said, pulling her son close and giving him a big kiss on the forehead.
He rolled his eyes. “Mama, I’m too old for kisses.”
“Oh, kiddo, you are never too old for kisses.”
“What happens when I’m a hundred zillion years old?”
“When you are a hundred zillion years old, we’ll be with God in heaven and he’ll be showering us both with love.”
“Kisses are good,” she said. “It’s how mothers show their children how much we love them.”
“Does every mother give mama kisses?”
“Well, I don’t know about sloths,” Mama said. “Sloth kisses would be verrry slllow. Like this,” she said, leaning in for a long smooch on his cheek.
“Mama!” he laughed.
“What about lions? Or tigers?” he asked.
“Lions and tigers stick out their big pink tongues and give their cubs slurpy licks.”
“Ewww. That’s gross!”
“No, that’s a special lion mama kiss. It’s how God made them. Want me to show you?”
The boy giggled and squirmed away when she tried.