It's almost Valentine's Day, and not long ago a package I ALWAYS look forward to this time of year arrived on my doorstep. Typically, HarperCollins sends a package of Valentine's picture books from their imprints, and there's always something adorable inside. This year was no exception, and I promptly sat down and read all of them (about seven), and these were my favorites.
The next book is Henry in Love, by Peter McCarty (see below, go look!). The illustrations in this book are equally adorable to Amelia Bedelia, but the style is completely different. Henry is a squirrel (I think), in love with a bunny, Chloe. His mother allows him to take a blueberry muffin to school, and pretty soon he's falling in lurv! The characters look to be drawn in pencil--very soft lines and shading. Their surroundings are accented by pops of color on their clothing in in their accessories. While the story is pretty thin and definitely for the youngest of the younger set, the illustrations are really special.