Two New Valentines Picture Books

Thursday, January 25, 2018

A look at love and not love and all the subtle, or rather very deliberate, omissions we take when making a move. Especially when it involves young love. My favorite spread involves a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Guaranteed you’re sure to find both the images and text a heartwarming combination. This Is Not a Valentine by Carter Higgins and illustrated by Lucy Ruth. Published by Chronicle Books.
"It was a cold, dark night, perfect for scaring, but Fran had something else on his mind." Armed with pink paper, scissors, and glue Fran worked on an unusual looking shape. While his friends tried to guess what it was, Bunny informed everyone he was making a heart and that Valentine's Day was right around the corner. But that meant, GULP, that Fran must be in love. Gross! As his friends talked about how mushy and yucky love was, Fran felt flustered, so he escaped to the roof where he could think. Spotting his beloved a distance off, Fran realized that love is more than a paper heart, it’s a feeling it your real heart, even if it sometimes feels a little funny. A welcome new picture book perfect for Valentine's Day. Valensteins by Ethan Long. Published by Bloomsbury Publishing.

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