Friday, October 24th, 2014

Five Lovely Books For Valentine’s Day

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Here are five books by Candlewick to read on Valentine’s Day and thereafter.

Huggy Kissy ($6.99)

By Leslie Patricelli

When you’re an adorable bald baby, your family finds lots of ways to show you how much they love you: Mommy lifts you uppy, Daddy kisses you on the tummy, and everyone wants to snuggle. What’s not to love? With comedy and warmth, Leslie Patricelli offers a universal tribute to love and affection in a board book full of instant appeal for little valentines everywhere.

- Adorable board book!

Olive and the Big Secret ($15.99)

By Tor Freeman

When Molly shares a secret with Olive, the urge to tell is just too great! Olive tells Joe who tells Matt who tells Lola. But Lola is best friends with Molly. Uh-oh, the secret is out, and Olive is in for it!

- Like the illustrations. It’s an alright read – not amazing but a little entertaining.

Love Waves ($8.99)

By Rosemary Wells

The story shows how to comfort a young child who misses a special person when he or she is away.

- A must for any Max and Ruby fan!

Bear In Love ($15.99)

By Daniel Pinkwater and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand

One morning, the bear finds something just outside his cave. It is orange and long and pointy and has bushy green leaves at one end. And it’s sweet and crunchy! Where did it come from? Then there are two more of the sweet crunchy things the next morning! The bear knows that someone nice is leaving him these treats. If only he could discover who it is! Should he leave something tasty in return? With the help of Will Hillenbrand’s endearing illustrations, the inimitable Daniel Pinkwater spins a charming little mystery about unexpected kindnesses—and finding that extra-special someone.

- Very good story! A nice one for the home library

Otter and Odder ($14.00)

By James Howe and illustrated by Chris Raschka

When an otter falls in love with a fish, can he dare to follow his heart? A delicious ode to nonconformity from a stellar picture-book pair.

- This one has artsy drawings. Very original story and my son and I laughed out loud while reading it.

 

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