May 2015, Adorn Inc, Ebook, Review copy from NetGalley,
Content: super cute scenes
Summary from NetGalley
Xs and Os translated means kisses and hugs, something children often love from their parents and loved ones before bed. This story has a huge feel good factor despite Gabby Ann's father not being with her, hence the top grade. You can see from the cover the illustrations are super cute and what I call a bit girly. I needed tissues on most of the pages because the strenght of Gabby Ann's emotions at missing her father tugged my heart, making me think of all those whose parents are away for a while, and led to thinking of those who have lost a parent too (which led to a few more tears). She ends up with an inventive way of giving her dad her love at night which yes, had me crying a bit more. I'm looking forward to Petrell's future books.
Another title which addresses the issue of parents working away from their child is Mummy's Home by Christopher MacGregor and Emma Yarlett (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E)