Sunday, February 17, 2013

Storybook Sunday | Valentine's Edition

Storybook Sunday is where I talk about what I'm reading with my kids. It's the lighter side of Book Den.

A couple of years ago I was shopping in Toys 'R Us for some Christmas gift exchanges including a book exchange. As I was perusing the books, I came across I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak and Illustrator Caroline Jayne Church. It's one of those mommy tear jerker I Love You books, and I fell in love with it crying right there in the aisle. Needless to say it came home with me, and I gave it to my son for Christmas. I still love reading it to my kids, and I've gotten a lot better about not crying while I read it.

I Love You Through and Through is a great book to read for Valentine's, but I was so excited to also stumble upon at Target this week!

*gasp* It's another I Love You book from the same illustrator (who is now also the author)! It went straight into the cart for Valentine's Day. There are so many things I love about this book. The tiny toddler boy is now older, and it feels exactly as though he has grown with my boys who share the same bedtime routine as the boy in the book. There is a little girl in this book, too, so it is perfect for any family whether you have boys or girls. (More on THAT in a minute!)

I love bedtime stories like Goodnight Moon and Guess How Much I Love You that end with characters saying goodnight and going to sleep. It just feels right. Good Night, I Love You isn't as epic as those two, but it's another great save-for-last read (since my kids won't allow me to read Goodnight Moon every single night like I would like).

Once I got home with Goodnight, I Love You, I noticed something else on the back cover:

Another one! How Do I Love You? And that's the little girl from Goodnight, I Love You. I'm so excited! I need to get my hands on it.

Some other books we read this past week specifically for Valentine's:

If you have any recommendations for next Valentine's Day (or general I Love You recommendations for the rest of the year), I'd love to hear them!

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