Saturday, February 28, 2009

Valentine's Day

From a school library point of view, Valentine's Day is a tough one. The kids are all excited about the party that is worked into the day somehow. There are Valentine's cards to exchange and enjoy. But there is little good literature to share. In fact, I have only one book from a Valentine's Day theme that I actually enjoy reading more than once.

Love, Splat by Rob Scotton is a charming story of elementary school admiration with a little bullying thrown in to drive home the moral of the story. What really makes it, however, are the wonderful illustrations. Scotton began his career as an illustrator and is still popular for his posters and greeting cards. All of his books about Splat who is a cat and Russell the Sheep are graphically amazing. The humor of the stories makes them some of my favor ties. Check out more about Rob Scotton at his website.

Yes, I know this post is two weeks late, but it is never too late for Valentine's feelings.

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