Saturday, February 6, 2010

Picture Book Saturday

Valentine's Day is just a little over a week away and so I thought sharing some new books on love would be appropriate for this weekend's Picture Book Saturday post. If you find something you like, this will give you a head start on picking it up for your kids before next week. Enjoy!

Sugar Cookies: Sweet Little Lessons on Love by Amy Krause Rosenthal and illustrators Jane Dyer & Brooke Dyer

Big fan of Rosenthal here! In this one, the follow-up to Cookies and Christmas Cookies, she defines words that are typically associated with love. The meanings of the words, such as "compassionate," "adore," and "heartbroken," are given in a sweet way, perfect for young children.

For example, "heartfelt" means: "I made these sprinkly cookies for you because I know they're your absolute favorite kind." Cute, eh?

The illustrations are adorable and help to further explain the meaning of the words, especially for the youngest of readers. Ooh and there is also a recipe for sugar cookies in the back, which sounds pretty delicious right about now!

Sugar Cookies: Sweet Little Lessons on Love
Amy Krause Rosenthal
40 pages
Picture Book
October 2009
Review copy received from publisher

Henry in Love by Peter McCarty

A book on young love. So sweet! Henry discovers a girl in his class, Chloe who he really likes, but is scared to get to know. Henry is sort of quiet and Chloe definitely says what she thinks! She is outgoing and he is not. Could they still be a good match? A simple blueberry muffin answers that question for us.

Such a sweet story, with absolutely beautiful illustrations. Really, the illustrations are what stand out as magnificent in this book, though adults will be "awwwing" through the whole story. Very cute! Perfect for Valentine's Day.

Henry in Love
Peter McCarty
40 pages
Picture Book
Balzer + Bray 
December 2009
Review copy received from publisher

Kiss Kiss by Selma Mandine

Another with spectacular illustrations! A perfect bedtime book, this features a small child explaining to a teddy bear just what a kiss means. From grandpa is may be soft and fluffy, from Rex wet and cold. And when the bear still doesn't understand, the child gives him a kiss, which the bear loves!

For your toddlers, this would make a great bedtime book or anytime you want to shower them with kisses! Ask them what a kiss means to them and what types of kisses they give to others. Very sweet, with beautiful, soft illustrations. This one is definitely staying on my shelves.

Kiss Kiss
Selma Mandine
32 pages
Picture Book
Golden Books
December 2009
Review copy received from publisher

1 comment:

MotherReader said...

It's a great idea to share books on love because this is the time of year that all the teachers and parents come into the library looking for a Valentine's Day book - and not finding one.