Pigs in Love by Slater and Boyd is a board book that was sent to me by Sterling Kids. I planned to have a "Children's Day" well before Valentine's Day, but then life went all blooey on me. Anyway, sorry this one is late. You can tell from the cover alone that this one would be a great little book to read to kids on or near Valentine's Day, but here's a peek at some of the text:
Pretty pink pigs on Valentine's Day,
All dressed up, with something to say.
They say it with flowers.
They say it with hearts.
They say it with candy and strawberry tarts.
Each line is either a page or page spread's worth. So, Pigs in Love is a great book to read to very wiggly little ones or to let little ones going through a book-tearing phase flip through on their own.
Great things about Pigs in Love: It's sweet, a little funny, tough, big (about 8" x 8", eyeball measurement) and colorful with a metallic sheen to the illustrations that is pretty much impossible to photograph. Trust me, though; if you like all the shiny things or your kid does, you'll love the look.
Recommended with a reminder that the book is seasonal. I'd particularly recommend Pigs in Love to people who don't mind reading about Valentine's Day any old time of the year (because otherwise you'll feel limited to a very short time in which the book will feel right to read) and teachers of preschoolers who want something quick and sweet to read for circle time. It's a good one to hang onto if you have good reason to keep a book for preschoolers to read year after year or to toss in a box for the little ones to "read" on their own.
This is post #1 for Children's Day. 3 more reviews forthcoming.
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