So....there really wasn't much left to celebrate today, except for the fact that I had a pile of Valentine's Day books that Harper Collins so graciously sent me a few weeks ago. They were all new to us, and Little Sister especially has enjoyed reading them to me.
Foxy in Love by Emma Dodd is a sweet, girly Valentine read. Foxy is a magical fox who arrives to help Emily receive her Valentine wish. Foxy has a hard time giving Emily exactly what she wishes for. Instead of a pot of hot chocolate, her entire bath tub is filled. Instead of balloons, she receives raccoons. However, even though Foxy doesn't understand what Emily wants, he does know that what is most important is not what you love, but who you love.
It's Valentine's Day by Jack Prelutsky is a collection of fun, rhyming poems about this love-filled holiday. Little Sister read several of these poems to me this morning, laughing a little in delight over the silly-ness of them. In easy-reader format, this is a collection that can be read and enjoyed in small doses, or devoured all at once.
Tulip Loves Rex by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (known for her Biscuit books) is another sweet Valentine read. Tulip is a unique girl - dancing as soon as she was able. Her life is a happy mix of whirls and twirls, leaps and gallops. On a trip to a park Tulip meets Rex, a dog that is a bit unique himself. Tulip and Rex have so much fun together that both are sad when the day is done. After looking at things from a different angle Tulip notices a tag attached to Rex asking someone to take him home. Girl and dog are overjoyed at their good luck, happy to have each other to love.