by Christa Pierce
Harper Collins, 2015. Picture Book
For children, Valentine's Day is a time to give and receive expressions of love from family and friends. This new book is all about expressing love. Pierce's simple rhyming text explains different ways people can show affection. "Did I show it in my kisses?/Could you feel it in my hugs?" The poem is illustrated with very simple, digitally drawn depictions of a fox and a bird that are friends. The child friendly illustrations support the warm feeling of affirmation in the text. This is a great Valentine pick for the youngest book lovers.