Saturday, February 9, 2013

Good For Valentines: Great For Anytime!

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching I thought I would review a few books that are perfect for the holiday. Actually, these books are great for any time of the year; but since Valentine's Day is a remembering, kissing, and hugging kind of holiday you are probably going to want to read these books now!







The first book Hugs and Kisses, by Christophe Loupy, is a book my daughter received two years ago after completing the summer reading program. Not only did we read and enjoy it then, but many times since. This is one of those truly re-readable books. The main character, Hugs the puppy, sets out early one morning while his family is still sleeping because he has something he needs to find out. The kind farm animals along the way help him with his requests and when he returns to the barn and his family he finds the answer for which he was looking! What exactly was Hugs looking for? To find out you will just have to read this great book for
yourselves.


 



The second book, Schnitzle Von Krumm: Forget-Me-Not, by Lynley Dodd, is told in rhyme and is accompanied by beautiful illustrations. This is a great book for children 4 to 8 years of age and was actually read to me by my daughter who is quite the little narrator. Schnitzel is a cute little wiener dog whose family busily packs for vacation and remembers everything but him. Does Schnitzle Von Krumm get reunited with his family. You know what you have to do to find out.




  
How About A Hug, by Nancy Carlson, is a total success as far as books go in my humble opinion. My daughter usually does most of the reading since she has to log minutes for school, but last night she asked me to read this book to her. I must admit I really loved this book not only because it has great illustrations and short and sweet text, but because I come from a long line of serious huggers. I even like the dedication which read, "In memory of my uncle Bill, who always gave me Big Hugs!" Having lost  my dad last year I completely understood where this book was coming from and I make sure I take every opportunity to hug the family and friends that are with me still!




And there you have it my friend, three good books for Valentine's Day or three great books for any day.

Signing off for now with wishes for a bright and beautiful day!

10 comments:

  1. Hi Aileen, Thankyou for the wonderful book suggestions. How about a hug sounds like a must read and who could resist a dog named Schnitzel Von Crum. Thanks for linking in to the hop, we hope to see you next time. Cheers Julie

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    1. Thanks Julie. Glad you enjoyed our choices :0)

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  2. I have to say that my family left our dachshund in Florida one vacation. We did turn the car around and go back for her though! (My dad wasn't happy about the wasted 4 hours' gas. An older couple was taking care of Sheba at the campsite, and when we got there my little brother told them, "My dad said bad words." They laughed but understood.) Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

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    1. A pleasure. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your story. At least you didn't leave your little brother behind. My husband's family left their sister at a rest stop, lol :0)

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  3. That first book in particular looks adorable.

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  4. I think we've read "Hugs and Kisses" but we need to get it again because I don't remember anything about it. And I haven't even heard of the other two. Thanks for some great suggestions!

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    1. You are most welcome Amy. Glad you stopped by to visit :0)

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  5. We are hard-core huggers in our family too! How sweet that your daughter reads to you - I love it when my son takes the time to do the same. It's quite a privilege in our household. He's in French Immersion, so that's his required reading, but with English books, I rarely hear him read. He's an independent reader though.

    Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop Aileen - I hope you'll join us again. New follower via GFC.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Miss Renee. I guess as long as your son is reading it doesn't matter what language it's in :0)

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