Daddy Kisses by Anne Gutman

By Anne Gutman

What might be sweeter than cute child animals snuggling with their daddies? this straightforward board booklet with hot illustrations characteristic quite a few animals and have a good time the love among fathers and youngsters. Cuddles and kisses would definitely abound whilst studying this aloud!

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We are waiting. Her big hands. She spits in my cup. What is it? She is aware of witches. She lists rules. (The occasional spark falls beyond this circle. One hundred guests moving in and out amongst the gods. ) Never put scraps of food in the garbage, she says. Keep you spit, hair, whatever fall off you body. Even children an drunks know that. If you taste coffee, you in coffee. If you spit, you on the ground. Someone could pick you up like that, in spit, coffee. Could make you do what he want.

I walked off the sidewalk on my thirteenth birthday. I had forsaken the route between the drugstore and my home. I knew how to roll the supermarket cart, how to develop film with my name and deposit, how to inflate the rubber dinosaur in the pool, how to come home for dinner when my mother screamed. I knew that I could not enter the past, but if God made the city bloom like the rose in chrome and palm trees, at least I could enter the desert and be rid of Him. My tongue turned white and adhered to my fillings.

The footprint of a lynx climbing the walls of this prehistoric zoo. I ran my hands over a human handprint. Fossil of a frightened worm, an ammonite's coil, a fly preserved in amber, casts of teeth, tiny electronic cities of bismuth, tarnished bornite like the glistening blue bodies of fish and glamour ladies, the gentle snow and wave patterning of a thunder egg, and a setarious nodule like a businessman's brain. Lava burnt the rubber off my sneakers. Rubies blistered red inside a mundane igneous brown stone.

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