In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share two fabulous picture books: Lovabye Dragon(Candlewick, 2012) by Barbara Joosse and Randy Cecil and Plant a Kiss (Harper Collins, 2011) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Peter H. Reynolds.
Lovabye Dragon by Barbara Joosse and Randy Cecil
In her bed in her room in her castle, a girl longs for a dragon.
In his nest in his cave in his mountain, a dragon dreams of a girl.
When a lonely dragon follows a trail of princess tears, a beautiful friendship is born. They march and sing, roar and whisper, hide and seek, then settle into snug companionship at bedtime. Barbara Joosse’s fiercely protective and gently loving dragon cavorts across the pages, endearingly illustrated by Randy Cecil. At the end of the day, who can resist curling up in the embrace of a lovabye dragon?
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a book about a dragon. Actually, dragons aside, the theme for this story is love and friendship and if that doesn’t say Valentine’s Day, I don’t know what does.
- The language is playful and poetic.
- Great for a read aloud.
- The illustrations are a perfect complement to the text.
Little Miss planted a kiss . . .
One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey about life, kindness, and giving.
- Spare thoughtful prose with a sweet message.
- Adorable illustrations.
- A quick, short, read with lots of heart.
So sit down with your favorite valentine and enjoy these treats.
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