Our Valentine’s Day Bunchbrary
1. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch (1986)
Munsch takes a break from his usually frantic and zany stories for this totally sweet story that follows a mom and her boy from infancy through to adulthood. Amazingly, the mom still loves her kid through his terrible twos and even through his terrible teens.
2. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney (2008)
Little Nutbrown Hare loves Big Nutbrown Hare a ton. Coming up with one example after another to quantify his love (“I love you as high as I can hop!”), Little Nutbrown Hare’s dad always comes up something bigger. Regardless of who wins, the Nutbrown Hare family has a lot of love.
3. Henry in Love by Peter McCarty (2010)
Henry the lovesick calico cat has a thing for a bunny named Chloe. He tries to impress her, but not in that creepy stalker way like some other lovesick animals we know. He does a summersault, but Chloe can do a cart wheel… how will Henry win her over?
4. Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane Degroat (1997)
Life lessons! Gilbert does what his teacher says and writes nice, rhyming Valentines for each of his classmates. Except for two kids who get rude rhymes. It’s not nice to have your feelings hurt now is it?
5. I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt (2004)
A kid tests the limits of parental unconditional love. “Would you love me if I were a terrible meat-eating dinosaur?” No matter what, the mama will always love her baby. A great read if you have monsters at home… or maybe not if it doesn’t deter them from acting like monsters.
6. Snuggle Puppy! (A Love Song) by Sandra Boynton (2003)
Classic Boynton. “OOO, Snuggle Puppy of mine! Everything about you is especially fine.”
Love You Forever cover via the Open Library