Happy Valentines Day, Everyone!
I hope you all have someone to celebrate love in your life with, whether a spouse/significant other or a feisty groundhog (Phyllis will find a way to get mentioned as often as possible!) I also hope that you will have the opportunity to over-indulge in chocolate today because really, why not 🙂
Since Valentines Day is about love, I thought I’d take a moment to mention a few of the things I love about being a children’s writer.
I love that it has let me stay home with my children.
I love that it’s creative – every day brings something new.
I love that it offers me the chance to visit schools, share my passion for writing, and meet the people I write for.
I love being part of the writing community – so many interesting, talented, creative, wonderful people!
And I love sharing the writing experience in the blogosphere, and look forward to hearing your thoughts on writing, parenting, teaching, and the world of children’s literature each day.
Here a few Valentines children’s picture books I love (for your enjoyment if you haven’t read them yet!):
The Ballad of Valentine by Alison Jackson
Slugs In Love by Susan Pearson
Love, Ruby Valentine by Laurie Friedman
Love, Splat by Rob Scotten
Henry In Love by Peter McCarty (not, strictly speaking, a Valentine book, but so cute!)
But wait a minute! What’s this?
|Who is that handsome stranger?|
|And what is he doing with Phyllis?|
Do you think Phyllis has a secret admirer??? We’ll have to keep an eye on that situation…!
Have a wonderful Valentines Day everyone! and please join in the comments with your favorite Valentines books, groundhog love stories, or anything else that tickles your fancy on this love-ly day 🙂 Oh, and in keeping with the pink theme of the week, don’t forget our Meet Cori Doerffeld post coming up in the next couple of days, with an opportunity to win her new picture book, PENNY LOVES PINK!