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. Volume XIII Number 9 . . . . December 22, 2006
Lacey is in a predicament. All her clothes are dirty, and she is forced to wear another one of what she refers to as her "Strange Grandma Presents" to school. She sets off on her day with trepidation but discovers that her potentially embarrassing shirt emblazoned with the slogan "KISS ME – I'M PERFECT" seems to have magical powers. To her delight, she begins to receive special slurpy kisses and pecks from the neighbourhood wildlife, progressing from a kitty cat, to a large dog, to an even larger bald eagle, to an even more monstrous moose, to the most surprising of all---a giant bear who plants a humongous kiss on the top of her head!
Young readers will enjoy the gross details as Lacey gets slimed by a moose, and worst of all, receives an unwanted smooch from a boy, a kiss that she feels compelled to scrub off her face until the recess bell rings! In typical Munsch fashion, the story builds, providing a bigger and funnier surprise on every page. No major messages here, just a comical turn of events that children will find amusing. Lacey's "loser" shirt turns out to be the stuff of legend, and there seems to be a bit of green slime everywhere to keep young readers giggling.
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