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I like making Valentine’s Day special for my girls with a few sweet treats and of course some themed books. Here are four cute, new books from HarperCollins to help little ones get into the fun of the holiday.
I Love You Already! is written by Jory John and illustrated by Benji Davies. This pictures book is for ages 4 to 8 and as per Bear’s personality he wants to spend the day….alone. His neighbor, Duck, of course wants to hang out together! Duck want to go for a walk with bear and share his whole life story. Bear goes along for the walk but he is not very talkative since he would rather just be alone. This eventually makes Duck sad. This is a great book on friendship showing two buddies that are completely different can still be best friends.
Plant a Kiss written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds is now an adorable board book for newborns through age 4. Little Miss plants a kiss right into the ground and waits as patiently as possible for it to grow. Once it sprouts she spreads it all over and with everyone! A reminder that the gift of love can bloom forever!
Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Love by Kimberly and James Dean is yet another fun book for Pete the Cat lovers. This series is a MUST READ for ages 4 to 8 because the kids can’t get enough of Pete! This book is full of tips from a cool cat on how to spread the love! It includes some quotes on love from famous people like Dickens and of course includes some funny quotes from Pete as well. He is one cool cat and his quotes are ones for the heart!
Warm Loves Worm is written by J.J. Austrian and illustrated by Mike Curato for ages 4-8. Worm loves Worm and they both agree to be married. The problem is all their bug friends keep butting in with things that “must be done” for them to get married like having a wedding dress and a cake. Worm and Worm go along with everything but all they really want is to just get married. A great book to show that every marriage does not have to be the same.
These books will charm little readers without all the “mushy stuff” some associate with Valentine’s Day. Just fun reads with a tiny sprinkle of love!