(Book Review) My Kiss Won’t Miss

My Kiss Won't MissReviewed by: Ceil Carey, longtime book discussion leader, retired librarian

Church: Community Christian Church, Yorkville, IL


Title: My Kiss Won’t Miss

Author: Lesley Dahlseng

Publisher: Whetword Press LLC

Publication Date: November 2014

Format: Print Book

Length: 32 pages


Author Dahlseng’s message is that there is no hiding place from a mother’s goodnight kiss. Even if a child should run away or hide from her, she and her kiss will find her loved one, demonstrating her great love for the child. The illustrations in this book are lovely with the mother looking rather medieval-ish, wearing a long gown with her hair flowing. The text is in rhyme and the story is sweet but may appeal more to the adult reader than to the child. Using such terms as my love and my beloved in reference to a little boy or girl hiding from Mother seems rather over the top and may seem a little strange to today’s children.


Rating (1 to 5)

3 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience

Preschool through kindergarten

Christian Impact

The author’s message is that nothing can separate us from the love of God. In this story of bedtime kisses, God sends the final one.

Ceil Carey is a retired public library professional, Christian book club leader and Co-President of ECLA.

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