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Kisses in Your Heart PB

(13 customer reviews)
Authors: Sonia Bestulic Illustrator: Nancy Bevington
Children, Family
230mm x 260mm

“Shortlisted in the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2020 (Birth to Three Years)”

A bright, beautiful and empowering story to inspire little people to use the strength of love within. 

Inspired by the heart-warming bedtime routine with her own three young children, Sonia Bestulic not only honours the love between a parent and child; her book encourages the beautifully simple, yet strongly symbolic act of placing kisses in our children’s heart, to inspire bravery, courage and self-empowerment.

This delightful story is a gift for parents and children alike.

“Kisses in Your Heart quite literally shines as bright as the love burning in the little girl’s heart. A powerful tale of family love, courage, resilience and emotional support, highly recommended for any home, school or professional setting for children from age four.” #justkidslit

Sonia Bestulic

Sonia Bestulic

Sonia Bestulic is a multi-award nominated Children’s Author, Speech Pathologist, Podcaster, and highly regarded Speaker. She is also the Founder of Talking Heads Speech Pathology clinics, in Sydney Australia. Sonia is an advocate for honouring mothers’ wellbeing, celebrating children, and living a life powered by love. She combines real-world experience having worked with thousands of […]

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Nancy Bevington

Nancy Bevington

Nancy Bevington is an energetic, multifaceted visual artist. Her artistic career spans over three decades, working in painting, illustration and concept creation and execution. Picture books are one of her real passions. Using her many styles and techniques she has the ability to interpret the written word and bring a story to life. Nancy uses traditional […]

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13 reviews for Kisses in Your Heart PB

  1. The figurative concept of ‘kisses in your heart’ is a beautiful one, and may be especially helpful for anxious children to remind them that their parents love them and care about them even when they’re not around.

  2. A sweet bedtime story for young children, written in rhyming verse … The beautiful soft watercolour illustrations complement the story well, along with bright red hearts which highlight the focus of the tale… a great conversation starter about feelings and the love that ties families together.

  3. The words are reassuring and will help children overcome their fears by realising that their loved one is still with them wherever they may be. I think it is important that children feel loved and this book certainly made me smile knowing that is how the book will make them feel
    The words have good rhythm for an early reader, and the illustrations are simply sweet and will bring a smile to the readers face. It is brilliantly uplifting but also doesn’t shy away from the fact that children do have things that make them worry.
    Overall this is a sweet read, that will teach your child how to take the good feelings with them wherever they go.

  4. A beautiful tale about love and family, Kisses in your Heart will warm your insides and have kids feelings all kinds of special as you read it to them.
    The story explores a parent’s love and how kisses carry the magic of comfort. No matter where you go, a kiss from a loved one stays with you.
    Mum, she gently makes a start, placing kisses on my heart.

    This is a beautiful and gentle story about love. It shows children that loved ones are never gone, even when they are not right by your side.
    I love how the story has so much meaning in so few words. Depending on the reader and their circumstances and life experiences, it provides a message of support for so many different situations: kids afraid of the dark, kids nervous about going to school or kids who have lost a loved one.
    The message is the same. Your loved ones never leave you. Their kisses — their love — stay with you wherever you go.

  5. I’m pronouncing this book, ‘a timeless tale – perfect for mums with young kids, older kids or grandkids’. Its wide appeal suited to the generations for its ability to create and reminisce on memories, tighten bonds and provide a level of comfort and strength that children can carry with them anywhere, and always. _ Romi Sharp

  6. Kisses in Your Heart quite literally shines as bright as the love burning in the little girl’s heart. A powerful tale of family love, courage, resilience and emotional support, highly recommended for any home, school or professional setting for children from age four. #justkidslit

  7. Illustrator, Nancy Bevington, carries her heart on her sleeve too, so to speak, with illustrations that display such warmth, tenderness and emotion ranging from uplifting joy to a space of darkness and back again. Her watercolour softness is embracing and empowering, charming and calming. #justkids

  8. We had the pleasure of welcoming Sonia to our Storytime sessions to help promote her books and spread the word to parents and young children about play and music and the power of a parents love for their child. Sonia’s use of music to engage with the audience and her talent playing violin encouraged our young audience to join in, express themselves and most of all have fun! We look forward to hosting future programs with Sonia and would be happy to help promote any up and coming publications.
    Fiona Kutera, Team Leader – Children’s & Youth Services (George’s River Council)

  9. “Our preschool children loved listening to Sonia’s books ‘Kisses in Your Heart’ and ‘Reece Give Me Some Peace!’ The introduction of the violin was engaging and inspiring. Thank you for taking the time to encourage and promote early reading and literacy to young children and for signing the children’s books to take home, a highlight and great keepsake.
    Stav Bebonis, Shining Stars Childcare

  10. “Sonia presented her books Reece Give Me Some Peace! and Kisses in Your Heart to our K-2 students. Her talk was engaging – particularly Reece Give Me Some Peace!, where she played the violin and got the students to play musical instruments. Our students enjoyed both presentations and we have been able to use her books in our PYP curriculum”.
    Christine Rothfield, Junior School Teacher Librarian, Ravenswood School for Girls.

  11. “Sonia is a warm and engaging speaker. The children really enjoyed her interesting and interactive presentation. They benefited from the activities and discussion surrounding the themes in her books. Sonia opened up to them the world of writing, illustrating and publishing a book. We look forward to reading more of her books in the future!”
    Bronwyn Steinwede, Teacher Librarian, SGCS Infants.

  12. Sonia shares a natural gift for empowering those with children in their lives, to embrace their own personal growth.

  13. I love reading this story with my two-year-old son.

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