Friday, February 12, 2010

Feed Me Books Friday - LOVE-ly Books

The Adventure of Motherhood

Feed Me Books Friday is all about LOVE this week. Here are a few of our favorite love themed books, just in time for Valentine's Day. If you have time, visit The Adventure of Motherhood to link up your favorites.

My toddler son loves to cuddle and give kisses. I don't know how long that will last, but I'm sure enjoying his displays of affection. He is my little love bug, and he adores the book You're My Little Love Bug by Heidi R. Weimer, mostly because of the flashy lights and music. The book consists of rhyming, cutesy endearments and whimsical illustrations. It is super sugary sweet so watch out if you're usually not one to go overboard with the sweetie phrases. It's one of those "small batteries required" books...just warning you. The music from the book doesn't quite match up to the text so you have to either make your story shorter or close and reopen the book to finish singing along. The last phrase is the best, "You're everything that's wonderful/You're all of the above!/But most of all/What you are/Is God's sweetest gift of love!"

My preschool daughter checked out several Valentine's Day themed books from the library. Her favorite is Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane deGroat. A furry animal named Gilbert needs to write out Valentine's Day poems for his classmates but doesn't feel like being nice towards Lewis and Margaret. Earlier they made fun of him so he retaliates by writing nasty poems and making it sound like Margaret and Lewis sent them to each other. The book stimulates discussion about classroom dynamics, friendships, apologies and forgiveness. I especially like that the children solve their own problems. One of the girls in the class asks Gilbert why he did such a mean thing and mends hurt feelings.

A short and sweet book I really like is Love and Kisses by Sarah Wilson. It's a kissing pay-it-forward book that shows that love does really come back around and grows.

The book pairs perfectly with the song, "Love Grows One By One."
Love grows, one by one
Two by two and four by four
Love grows 'round like a circle
And comes back knocking at your front door.

(Hand Motions Guide)

Color Me Katie has a super cute Kiss in Your Pocket Valentine's Day gift idea that you should check out. Perfect corresponding craft activity for the Love and Kisses book.

Here's our post from last year about favorite Valentine's Day board books:

Other love themed books we've reviewed:
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
The I LOVE YOU Book by Todd Parr

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Kim said...

That is a great list. I like "Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink". I haven't read it (yet), but love the title!

Shea Bates said...

The stinky foot book would be loved by my son. I am going to look for it during our next library outing. Thanks for the recommendation:)


silly eagle books said...

Love and Kisses looks so cute--also, is there a way to get your disclosure statement to automatically appear every time you post without having to retype it?

I like how you have that at the bottom of your post and was just wondering...

Mascara Wishes said...

Oh, Love Bugs is so cute! We don't have it, but we read it at a library baby reading group. I really liked it, and so did my kids.

The "Your feet really stink" book looks great for valentines day. I'm also always looking for books for my mom, because she is a preschool teacher. It looks like a good one.

sunnymama said...

A lovely list. How cool that we both picked Love and Kisses! Love You Forever by Robert Munsch is another favourite of ours. :)

laura said...

Even it is too late in my time zone to read it before V-Day, I am going to have to check out "Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink"! I am going to be chuckling over that title all day long!

Janna said...

My mom got my daughter that first one and yes the rhymes are just delightful and she can't stop opening and closing it.

Oh stinky feet! How cute!

You've composed a really wonderful and informative post! Thank you!

Kirsten said...

'Love and Kisses' looks right up our alley - thanks for the recommendations!