Saturday, February 14, 2009

Picture Book Saturday: Valentine Edition

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I celebrated mine by reading 3 picture books about the holiday. Read on to see what I enjoyed.

A Village Full of Valentines by James Stevenson (New York: Greenwillow, 1995)
Seven delightful short stories tell the tale of a village during Valentine's Day. Everyone's making valentines from 3 mouse friends to Gus the tailor.

The Biggest Valentine Ever by Steven Kroll, illustrated by Jeni Bassett (New York: Scholastic, 2006)
Desmond and Clayton try to make a valentine together, but it just doesn't work. They have artistic differences. But on their own, their valentines just aren't right. Each of the boys has several talents. Once they're speaking again, they combine their talents to make the biggest and the best valentine.

The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond (New York: Scholastic, 1983)
I suppose you've heard the expression "it's raining cats and dogs" before. Stranger things could happen and one day they did. It rained hearts. Yes, that's right. Hearts. Cornelia Augusta collects some to make the perfect valentines for her friends. When life hands you hearts, make valentines.

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