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Children will sympathize with bad-kitty Piper Paw when he refuses to wear the clothes his mother sets out, squirms from her when she smothers him in kisses, and won't eat when she desperately tries to please him with his favorite foods.Through every disruptive means available to him -- slingshots, stink bombs, spiders, pea shooters. and firecrackers -- young Piper managesChildren will sympathize with bad-kitty Piper Paw when he refuses to wear the clothes his mother sets out, squirms from her when she smothers him in kisses, and won't eat when she desperately tries to please him with his favorite foods.Through every disruptive means available to him -- slingshots, stink bombs, spiders, pea shooters. and firecrackers -- young Piper manages to earn the wrong kind of attention from parents, teachers, anti classmates. It ultimately takes a fight in the schoolyard to bring Piper's problems to a head. When Mrs. Paw reacts with her usual caring but overly protective ways, Piper comes back at her with angry words, and both feel hurt anti misunderstood.Finally, Piper takes a big step toward truly growing up by giving up some of his childish pranks and learning to let his mother know, in his own way, that he loves her, but that he is uncomfortable with too many kisses! Throughout this entertaining tale. Tomi Ungerer's expressive, imaginative illustrations show each character's deeper feelings as both Piper and his mother finally learn to respect each other's preferences....

Title : No Kiss For Mother
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ISBN : 9781570982088
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 493 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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No Kiss For Mother Reviews

  • Manny
    2019-02-06 18:51

    This is my favorite children's book of all time. Piper Paw is a seriously frustrated pre-teen kitten. He loves his mom (well, doesn't everyone, deep down?), but is sick to death of her overprotective ways. Can't she see that he plays on the football team and has already started smoking? What's wrong with her? Is she COMPLETELY in denial? Matters come to a head when he gets into a big schoolyard fight with one of his friends the day she's due to come and pick him up for lunch. She freaks out and starts kissing him and calling him her little sugar tiger; he screams that he just can't take any more of this; she loses it and hits him. I love this scene! Tomi Ungerer was absolutely not your typical children's author. He spent a large part of his career writing adult comic books, and was particularly interested in S&M themes. He was a brilliant illustrator, and the pictures are often quite disturbing... I mean that in the best possible way. Evidently this book is too much for many people to handle, and last time I checked it was out of print - sad, because many of his less adventurous titles are still doing fine. has plenty of copies, however. All the adults I know who've come across No Kiss think it's fantastic. Children's opinions vary widely. My own kids didn't really like it - in particular, they found the pictures a bit too scary. On the other hand, I recently recommended it to a friend who has a precocious 6 year old (he orders his own à la carte sushi), and it was apparently a huge hit. So buy it for yourself, and maybe your child will like it too!____________________When we were both at a conference in Ottawa a couple of weeks ago, I happened to mention this book to my colleague Marianne, who has a young daughter. I was curious to know if Ymelia also liked him. "Ungerer?" said Marianne vaguely. "Wait, isn't he from Strasbourg?" I said he was. "Oh, my mother knows him!" she said. "She's met him several times."Well. Her mother has met God several times, and she'd never really thought it was worth mentioning. I suppose it's possible that I have an unusually high opinion of Herr Ungerer...

  • Cheryl
    2019-02-20 15:07

    "[H]e usually manages to get himselfkicked out of class before homework inspection.'It's better to have bad grades in conduct than in work,'he tells the other pupils."I think this is more of a memoir than fiction....Not for little kids, despite the picture-book format. Nifty words like Vicious and Compassionately. Chapters, and lots of text. Fighting and sneaking smokes in the bathroom. But the ending is perfect, and understandable to all.Ungerer is truly one-of-a-kind. Moon Man is still my favorite story, and The Three Robbers my favorite art, but I will continue to hunt for his lesser picture-books, too.

  • Nicigirl85
    2019-02-09 14:52

    Titel: Mal ein ganz anderes Kinderbuch...Ich weiß nicht wie es euch geht, aber die meisten Kinderbücher sind entweder Märchen oder aber es geht um super brave Kinder und das Buch ist quietschbunt. Da sticht Katerchen Toby doch völlig aus der Masse hervor.In der Geschichte geht es um das Katzenkind Toby Tatze, das man als Mama nicht unbedingt geschenkt haben möchte, denn Toby zählt nicht gerade zu den artigen Kindern. Ihm geistern viele Ideen durch den Kopf, nur sind diese nicht immer ganz so clever. Und dass er der Klassenclown ist, kommt auch nicht so gut an. Doch was soll man machen, wenn man so voller Tatendrang ist?Mir hat vor allem gefallen, dass Toby nicht das typische artige Kind darstellt, sondern durchaus so ist, wie die Kinder von heute nun einmal sind. Trotzdem ist er ja nicht böse. Toby weiß auf seine Art zu verzaubern.Das Buch besticht vor allem durch tolle Schwarz- Weiß- Zeichnungen, die es für mich zu einem Highlight machen.Am besten gefallen haben mir die Gerichte, die Toby und seine Eltern so verspeisen. Wie mag wohl Maulwurfsgulasch schmecken?Fazit: Mal ein völlig anderes Kinderbuch mit kleinem Lerneffekt am Ende. Ich empfehle es gern weiter, da es aus der Masse hervorsticht. Gelungen!

  • notgettingenough
    2019-02-09 19:51

    Having read this at the same time as Otto, I find it very odd that this is so nicely written, when Otto is not. Is it perhaps because it is written in English, whereas Otto is translated from German (presumably by the author).A charming book - I have no idea why the publisher's hype on the cover calls it 'outrageous and controversial' - both words and pictures.

  • Seizure Romero
    2019-02-17 19:58

    I don't have children, so when I pick up a book for children it's usually because of the illustrations. Feel free to judge this book by its cover. I laughed my ass off before I even opened it. OK, so if you really care about the story, a bratty kitten learns about compromise in regards to his affectionate mother. Whatever. LOOK AT THAT FACE. That, my friends, is comedy.

  • Reb
    2019-01-21 19:40

    We loved this book so much, we named two of our cats Piper and Mitzi

  • Erika_kartmann
    2019-01-30 11:56

    Die schwarz/weiß-Zeichnungen sind wunderschön, niedlich und superlustig zugleich. Die kurze Geschichte um den akut an Pubertät erkrankten Kater Toby spielt in einer westlichen Großstadt in den 1970ern und das merkt man auch: Toby kriegt von seiner Mutter ein paar gewatscht, Toby raucht heimlich auf dem Schulklo und Toby mag auch kein Zähneputzen.Also wird das Buch auch mit neuer Rechtschreibung sicher keine Grundschullektüre. Umso besser : Da kann man das Buch zu Hause vorlesen.

  • Baconbitzy
    2019-02-01 11:46

    This is such a classic from my childhood that my entire family uses references from the book on a regular basis. "Casserole of mole innards" was what my mom would say we were having when she made tuna casserole, for example. I can't say how much I love this book and the illustrations. It's a gem.

  • Ray
    2019-02-08 12:59

    Cute, little kids book. Entertaining, and relatable to children of that age where they no longer want to be kissed by their mothers.

  • Francesca Pashby
    2019-02-16 13:43

    Highly amusing, but some parents would definitely not approve!

  • Adam
    2019-02-01 19:09

    I've never read a Tomi Ungerer book before. It was crazy!

  • Amy Chesman
    2019-01-21 13:04

    I liked this book . Piper, the cat is growing up and no longer wants to be smothered by his overbearing mother's kisses. Many kids, especially boys go through this phase. But I wonder if this book, originally published in the 70's, would be appropriate for a contemporary audience? Today's parents and teachers are very sensitive to some of this story's elements, including children (young kittens) playing with smoke bombs and firecrackers, gambling, fist fights, smoking cigars. In addition, the father threatens Piper with a spanking using a cane. While his mother, smacks him across the face. Piper's behavior is rude and insensitive but the punishment is not openly excepted today.

  • KayeC Jones
    2019-02-04 14:44

    This is an easy-to-read chapter book, but don't let that fool you. It's totally different than any other children's book that I've read."Outrageous and controversial" indeed, but funny.It follows a kitty named Piper who is a little fireball, to say the least. He's very willful and rebellious, but in the end learns that he can't say and do whatever he wants without repercussions.I really like this book, but I can see what many people don't. You definitely require a strong sense of humor and a certain levelheadedness.

  • Raewyn
    2019-02-05 15:57

    Probably my favorite children's book of all time, perhaps better suited to adults and older kids of the less PC persuasion. I love the illustrations (Piper's face on the cover is priceless!) and the humor. The book has been out of print for a few years but is making a welcome return September-ish - I've preordered from Book Depository, should also be available elsewhere.

  • Lisa Vegan
    2019-01-25 20:06

    I didn’t like the corporal punishment, fighting, cigar included in a young children’s book. It will certainly resonate with those kids who are at that age when a public display of affection by a parent elicits horror and I think some of these kids might enjoy this book. I wasn’t wowed by the pictures or the story though.

  • Lynne
    2019-02-17 18:47

    I loved this book when I was a kid, though a major plot point reflects the ethics of its day that are rather less acceptable now. Might save it for an older kid who can understand that the way things are done can change from generation to generation, or even be different between households.

  • Anjanette
    2019-01-27 16:07

    Read this with Gretchen and frankly Piper has a smack coming if you ask me... it's a weird little story. It's like eavesdropping on someone's argument. Ah well.... We were exploring Tomi Ungerer. He's not sticky sweet that's for sure....

  • Albena
    2019-02-04 12:55

    Charmingly old-fashioned. I believe there is nothing else to tell better about the educational and parenting practices of a time than the children's books of that time. From a historical perspective, worth reading.

  • Karschtl
    2019-02-14 13:58

    Ich fand die Geschichte voll süß, und die Zeichnungen natürlich auch. Hab's eigentlich mitgenommen, damit mein Freund es lesen kann. Der mag manchmal so schöne Kinderbücher. Bisher hat er es aber noch nicht durchgeblättert, dafür hab ich es gestern getan.

  • Kathy Ferrell
    2019-02-14 16:43

    Love this funny, tender book! Piper Paw is mad at his mother, Mrs. Velvet Paw and refuses to kiss her goodbye before school. See how Mrs. Paw deals with Piper and everything comes out for the good in the end. It is funny and like all Ungerer books, just a little bit subversive.

  • Molly
    2019-01-25 17:41

    I don't think I'm being overly pc, but this book was kind of... discomfiting? Just generally unpleasant and with a weird kind of ending. Very much tones of domestic abuse- made me uncomfortable, and even the cat illustrations couldn't save it for me.

  • Sarah Fox
    2019-01-26 17:40

    This is a children's book about a horrible child and what one long suffering mother has to do to make him get his crap together. Spoiler alert - It's not kissing.

  • Barb Middleton
    2019-02-01 12:05

    An adult book disguised for a kid. The characters are too nasty to be funny for me.

  • InYourFaceNewYorker
    2019-01-29 18:07

    A hilarious and nervy book. Not surprised it's European. I'm sure a lot of parents here will complain about it while Europeans just laugh!

  • Jessica Rosner
    2019-02-07 17:45

    Beautiful drawings. Funny, irreverent story.

  • Pam
    2019-02-14 13:42

    What a bad cat! Fantastic illustrations.

  • Gwen
    2019-02-19 14:09

    J'adore !!J'ai toujours plaisir à le relire !Rien que le titre j'adore car il me ressemble !!