Everyone is writing Valentine's Day themed posts this week and we are no exception. Being Kate's favourite holiday, we couldn't miss throwing our contribution on the pile as well!
We would like to quickly mention some of our favourite love-related books for little ones. If you are looking for something sweet to give to the child in your life that doesn't involve chocolate then look no further.
"If Kisses Were Colors" by Janet Lawler and Alison Jay (Penguin Young Readers).
If kisses were flowers, you'd have huge bouquets
of roses and daisies picked fresh every day.
We are huge fans of Alison Jay's work including her amazing books "A B C", "1 2 3" and "Picture This". Pair her quirky art with some beautiful sentiments and we're sold. New to board book format, "If Kisses Were Colors" is a touching poem perfect for newborns up to toddlers.
"Hug" by Jez Alborough (Candlewick Press)
Containing only three different words, most of the story is told with the vibrant and detailed pictures. Poor Bobo the monkey sees all the animal babies getting hugs from their moms and wants one too! Thankfully he is reunited with his mom with a great big hug and all the other animals get hugs too. This is a great book for spurring the imaginations of little ones!
"Where's My Sweetie Pie?" by Ed Emberley (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
This is one of our favourite lift-the-flap books on the market. With simple and bright illustrations by the legendary Ed Emberley, children have to find "my sweetie pie" throughout the book by checking behind each of the flaps. The flaps on the final page reveal a mirror to show that the child is the "sweetie pie". The art, rhyming text, interactive nature, and sweet sentiment make this a perfect book for the under two set.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Now go share a book with your kids..."