12 We Love: Books for Valentine’s Dayby Catherine O'Dolan on 07/02/2016
Kiss and warm embraces, tokens of love and great big hugs! Of course, such public displays of affection should be celebrated all year round, but on Valentine’s day that expression of love should be bigger and bolder than ever! Here’s our selection of books that are perfect for cuddling up with a loved one and sharing together.
- Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram (Walker Books) A mini-size special ‘sweetheart’ edition – with pop-ups! – of the best-selling love duet from Big Nutbrown Hare to Little Nutbrown that extols the power of the parent-child bond.
- Did You Know That I Love You? by Christa Pearce (HarperCollins, $17.99) A cute fox cub is feeling the lurve as a little bird demonstrate their devotion in countless ways. Luckily, the feeling is mutual!
- I Love You Night And Day by Smriti Prasadam-Halls and Alison Brown (Bloomsbury, 6.99) Far and wide, up and down, love is all around in this delightful rhyming celebration of love between Bear and Bunny soul mates.
- I Love You More And More by Nicky Benson and Jonny Lambert (Little Tiger Press, £10.99) There are lots of lovely things in nature, but nothing quite matches the enormity of love Big Bear feels for his little one.
- How To Hug With Hugless Douglas by David Melling (Hodder, £10.99) Thought there was only one way to hug? No, no, no. Huggable Douglas and his posse of pals showcase over 50 different embraces, but which will win the prize?
- Love Monster and The Perfect Present by Rachel Bright (HarperCollins, £6.99) What gift should a Monster bestow for the special monster in his life? After pondering many possibilities, Love Monster realises the best gift of all is free.
- I Love You Already by Jory John and Benji Davies (HarperCollins, £12.99) Sometimes friendship can feel a little stifling when you want a little quality time on your ownsome, so how can Bear convince Duck that he’s still his best buddy?
- Hug Time by Patrick McDonnell (Orion, £9.99) On a mission to share that lovin’ feeling around the world, little kitty sets off on an ambitious world tour of hugging.
- I Will Love You Anyway by Mick and Chloe Inkpen (Hodder, £11.99) A mischievous puppy with bad habits tests the patience of one family, but he is still one little lad’s best friend forever.
- I Love You by Giles Andreae and Emma Dodd (Orchard, £6.99) A joyful toddler full of joie de vivre waxes lyrical about the many things she loves in life.
- My Hand To Hold by Smriti Prasadam-Halls and Alison Friend (Hodder, £11.99) A sweet and reassuring tale of unconditional love to let little ones know they are never alone.
- A Great Big Cuddle by Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell (Walker, £14.99) Playful poems and rhymes on all the things that toddlers love – perfect for cuddling up together to share and enjoy.