A Kiss For Little Bear by Else Holmellind Minarik, 1st Scholastic paperback printing, TJ2067, 1972, 32 pages. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak.
DESCRIPTION: “Little Bear sends a picture to his grandma with his friend Hen. Grandmother sends back a kiss, which Hen passes to Frog to take; and frog gets sidetracked by a pond and passes off to Cat and so it is passed from one animal to another until it finally reaches Little Bear. When he asks Hen to take it back, it is a no-go because everything gets mixed up with all that kissing!