I love books. My kids love books. In fact, they’re getting books this Valentine’s Day as gifts from me because we have been on sugar overload in this house for months now. So when Raincoast Books offered to send one of you three of these titles, I said YES! So here they are:
Be Mine 25 Paper Projects to Share the Love
Sally J Shim, photographs by Max Wanger
This sweet-as-can-be paper crafting book offers 25 adorable projects to spread the love. From an XOXO Pop-Up Card to a Love Message in a Bottle, a Heart-Shaped Box, and an I’m Sweet on You” Lollipop Cover, each creative design is easy to make and irresistibly charming. Featuring styled photography and simple instructions, Be Mine brims with inspiration for making love-themed greetings to surprise and delight adults and children alike.”
This colorful and reassuring picture book follows Babysaurus on an adventure as he enlists his prehistoric friends to seek his Mamasaurus. Is his Mamasaurus the fastest in the jungle? No. Is she the loudest? No. Is she the best flyer? No! Of course, Mamasaurus has been right there all along. And when Babysaurus needs a little help, she is ready with a big hug and a sweet, leafy snack. For Babysaurus, his Mamasaurus is the best mamasaurus in the world! Stephan Lomp has illustrated several books in his native Germany, and in this debut as both author and artist, he has created a fresh twist on a perennial theme that will win the hearts of little ones and their mamas as they snuggle up to read a new favorite.
Kiss, Kiss, Pout-Pout Fish
Deborah Diesen, Pictures by Dan Hanna
A short and sweet mini-adventure especially created to introduce the youngest guppies to the popular Pout-Pout Fish. Swim along with Mr. Fish as he shows his friends just how much he loves them. Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna’s best-selling Pout-Pout Fish comes flippering and swishing into the hearts and minds of very young children with this compact and fun new tale sure to delight the sweetest little guppies.
I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love
Nancy Tillman, illustrated by Nancy Tillman
There are things about you quite unlike any other. Things always known by your father or mother. So if you decide to be different one day, no worries… I’d know you anyway. Every child is special and unique, but every child also loves to dream of being something different. Bestselling author and artist Nancy Tillman has created another heartfelt masterpiece celebrating the joys of imagination, and the comfort of always knowing that “you are loved.” And now, this beautiful book, which was on the New York Times bestseller list.
Steve Wilson, illustrated by Lucy Tapper
Horace and Hattie are hedgehogs, and the very best of friends. Together, they make daisy chains, splash in puddles, and have tea parties. But there is one thing they can’t do – hug! They are just too spiky. Throughout the seasons, these two hedgehogs will try many different ways of hugging. But will Horace and Hattie find a hug that feels just right?
Love Is All Around Canada
Wendi Silvano, illustrated by Joanna Czernichowska
Love is all around, if only we stop to look. It’s the voices of the children playing in the park. It’s the cheer of the crowd and animals playing at the zoo. It’s the way a mother holds her newborn child. Love is found on every corner of the neighborhood, and the greatest love of all is found in the place we call home!
BONUS! Your prize also comes with this adorable Bear from ‘On The Night You Were Born’!