Thursday, February 14, 2019

Feeling the BOOK love on Valentine's Day with a selection of gorgeous cuddly titles.

Awww, Valentine's Day. Love it or hate it, it's the perfect opportunity to pour on the book love with a selection of cuddly, smoochy and loved-up books from awesomely creative folk.

First up is a real "HUG" in book form, in fact it's called "The Hug" and it's by Eoin McLaughlin with glorious characterful illustrations by Polly Dunbar.

In the spirit of "Guess How Much I Love You" you'll meet a cute Hedgehog and a wrinkly tortoise.

Both are feeling very sad because they can't seem to find a hug anywhere. Each animal they encounter shies away, but when they find out that it's because Hedgehog is too spiky, and Tortoise is too bony, perhaps all they need to do is find each other!

A beautiful little book which comes in a large paperback format, or a cuddlesome and cute tiny hardback edition. Lovely!

"The Hug" by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar is out now, published by Faber and Faber. 

Our perennial fave characters, those awesome Mr Men and Little Miss characters from the creative minds of Roger and Adam Hargreaves are back with a very special book all about love.

The Mr Men and Little Miss Folk will help you show that special someone just how much they mean to you with this warm and witty celebration of love and friendship.

Following the bestselling My Mummy and My Daddy, this delightful book pairs Roger Hargreaves classic artwork with affectionate and humorous new text to help children and adults share the love on Valentine's Day or at any time they want to say I love you.

We've loved the Mr Men and Little Miss books for years, so don't miss out on this very special new book that's perfect for the book lover you know (or just as good as a special treat for yourself!)

"Mr Men and Little Miss: Love" by Roger Hargreaves is out now, published by Egmont.

Another brilliant lovey-dovey book from Egmont now. "Love from Pooh" couples lovely little verses and prose taken from A.A. Milne's classic books, coupled with the gorgeous line art of Pooh's world from the pen of E.H. Shepard.

It's the perfect gift for Valentine's day. Wear your heart on your sleeve with this lovely gift book featuring words of love from Winnie-the-Pooh. 

When you are Pooh, honey is your first love, and your best friend loves you despite you being a Silly Old Bear. 

Bet you never thought of saying it with "Pooh" rather than flowers. 

"Love from Pooh" by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard is out now, published by Egmont. 

Last but not least in our loved-up quartet of brilliant books is one of our all-time favourites. 

Hunt high and low for a copy of this one as it's absolutely brilliant at any time of year, not just Valentine's Day. 

"Jennifer Jones Won't Leave Me Alone" by Frieda Wishinsky and Neal ("Emily Brown") Layton is a true work of genius, coupling a hilarious rhyming story with the budding hearts and flowers of first love. 

A young lad is annoyed by the fact that his new classmate Jennifer Jones really won't leave him alone. When she's not buying him hearts at the store, she's doodling little messages to him and really isn't backwards in coming forwards. He thinks she's a complete pest - until the fateful day when Jennifer Jones leaves for good...and the boy realises he really misses her like mad (men eh? Can never make their blimmin' minds up!)

It's just so funny on so many levels, and of course it goes without saying that the combination of Frieda's perfect sing-song rhymes and Neal's brilliant characterful illustrations make this a complete win. I hope it's not out of print, because it's an absolute belter. 

"Jennifer Jones Won't Leave Me Alone" by Frieda Wishinsky and Neal Layton is out now, published by Picture Corgi. 

Here's hoping you get lots of cards and pressies on Valentine's Day! Big booky love from us!

(All books kindly provided for review purposes).