Friday, February 14, 2020

Bedtime Story: This Is Not a Valentine by Carter Higgins and Illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummings

I interrupt this Romance Week for something a little different but still on the same theme! Enjoy your Valentine's Day and know that you matter to someone!

Read for: Children's Books

Synopsis: "This book is not a valentine. It doesn't have lacey edges or sugary hearts. But it is full of lucky rocks, secret hiding spots, and gumball machine treasures. This is a book about waiting in line and wishing for cinnamon buns. About recognizing that if you care so much about someone not thinking you care, maybe you really do. But wait—isn't that exactly what love is about? Maybe this book is sort of a valentine after all. A testament to handmade, wacky, bashful, honest love—sure to win over the hearts of all readers—this offering from debut picture book author Carter Higgins and children's book veteran Lucy Ruth Cummins is the perfect gift to celebrate every relationship, from parent to child, sibling to sibling, partner to partner, crush to crush."

My Review: This is such a cute book. I like how it is about sweet gifts for ones the characters cared about without being the traditional valentine. Gifts don't need to only be given at valentines day and they don't need to be the usual flowers, pretty cards with hearts or chocolate. The more important gifts are ones that come from the heart and ones that have been pick specifically for that person because of who they are and who they are to you. So cute and innocent and sweet.

My Rating: Valentines don't have to be for someone you love, they can be for someone you care about in other ways; they don't have to be candy or flowers or expensive, they can be something random that makes you think of that person.  Most important it just needs to come from the heart.  I give this book a rating of Four Paws!

Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

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