THE KISSY HEART – Ziba Forooghian – Show Affection Respectfully

Learning to Respect Boundaries and Listen Effectively

By Ziba Forooghian ‧ RELEASE DATE: May 19, 2023

Ziba Forooghian

Kissy the Kissy Heart loves to show her affection through physical contact. However, she soon learns that not everyone wants to be touched in the same way. Her friends explain to her that she needs to ask permission before giving hugs, tickles, and kisses. In order to make sure she doesn’t make her friends uncomfortable, Kissy finds new ways to show her affection, such as compliments, waves, and high-fives. Ziba and Farzin Forooghian’s picture book uses simple language and bright illustrations by Medina to help young readers understand the importance of asking permission before touching someone.

Show Affection Respectfully

The candy-colored digital illustrations show a variety of foods and drinks as humanlike characters, all in bright colors with shiny black eyes. At the end of the book, Kissy gives advice on how to tell someone if their touching makes you uncomfortable. This book is a great way to teach children the importance of respecting boundaries and asking permission before touching someone.

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Pub Date: May 19, 2023
ISBN: 9798394862335

Page Count: 36
Publisher: Self

Review Posted Online: June 22, 2023