Sugar Cookies: Sweet Little Lessons on Love by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jane and Brooke Dyer. The Rosenthal and Dyer team is sure to make you swoon. Many of Rosenthal’s picture books are well loved around our house and the Dyer’s illustrations are lovely and sweet. This book is great for teaching young readers the definition of words that revolve around love. It also might make you hungry for some sugar cookies.
Waking Beauty & Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox and Lydia Monks are two very silly re-tellings of well-known fairy tales. The two poor princes in these books sustain quite a beating before they’re able to succeed in winning their true love. The rhyming is clever and fun and the quirky endings to both books are fantastic.
Pucker Up, Buttercup! by Simon Davies and Serena Feneziani is one of my all time favorite Valentine’s Day books. It’s a about a princess who is determined to find her prince and enjoy true love’s kiss. It’s an interactive picture book with fold-out pages and touch and feel textures. This book has some great rhyming and a very silly ending.
The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever by Brenda A. Ferber and Tedd Arnold is a hilarious story about a boy (Leon) determined to give a Valentine to his heart’s true love. However, a problem occurs when the Valentine tries to convince Leon that, “Love is yucky. Stinky too. It will turn your brain to goo!” With a great cast of characters and fun illustrations reminiscent of comics, there’s lots to love and laugh about in this Valentine’s Day book.