Here are my 4yo’s favorite books about love:
If You Love Me (DK Publishing)
A seasonal twist on the old kids’ song “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” The flashing lights and happy animals draw in the preschool set.
Love, Splat by Rob Scotton
My daughter first met Splat and Seymour in Splat the Cat, which is one of her all-time favorite stories. Here, Splat and his classmates are preparing for Valentine’s Day, and Splat makes a special Valentine for Kitten. But Spike’s Valentine for Kitten seems bigger and better than Splat’s. Which will Kitten prefer?
No Matter What by Debi Gliori
Small worries that Large’s love will fade or change, but Large comforts Small and promises to love Small “no matter what.” I gave this book to my daughter the first time that I had to be away from her overnight, and it is still one of her favorites even though it is a very short read. A good board book for 2’s and up.
Brava, Strega Nona! by Tomie dePaola
This is a gorgeous pop-up book, and a fun addition to the Strega Nona series. Strega Nona describes the six essentials for a good life—family, food, friends, celebration, patience, and—of course—love. We were fortunate enough to meet author Tomie dePaola at a book signing at Jabberwocky.
Final thoughts on reading love tomorrow.