Saturday, January 24, 2015
Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you a fun book that's perfect for Valentine's Day!
A few months ago, I shared with you a cute book called EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHRISTMAS I LEARNED FROM A LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK by Diane Muldrow. I loved how this book reminded me of some of my favorite childhood reads while also offering some wonderful wisdom for dealing with the holidays.
So you can imagine how excited I was to open a package containing EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LOVE I LEARNED FROM A LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK. This book is adorable and absolutely perfect for Valentine's Day. I think I had a big smile on my face the entire time I read this book. It's funny and full of wisdom, but it also has many precious illustrations from some classic Little Golden Books.
I honestly don't know what I appreciate more about this book -- the advice on love and relationships or the pictures of the classic characters. In EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LOVE I LEARNED FROM A LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK, you will see favorites including the Tawny Scrawny Lion, the Little Fat Policeman, and the Saggy Baggy Elephant.
I also really love reminiscing about so many books that I loved as a child. In EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LOVE I LEARNED FROM A LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK, you will find illustrations from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, TOOTLE, THE PAPER DOLL WEDDING, and A DAY AT THE FARM to name just a few. I even discovered books that I had long forgotten like GOOD-BYE, TONSILS. Isn't it sweet that this book allows you to share memories and pictures of your childhood books with your kids?
In addition to the special characters and illustrations, you will also receive plenty of solid advice about love -- both the good and the bad aspects. You will be warned about the "wolves" out there, but you will also be reminded to never forget your friends! I was pleasantly surprised by how many words of wisdom are packed into this cute little book.
One thing I should probably point out is that EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LOVE I LEARNED FROM A LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK is longer than the traditional Little Golden Books. It's actually 96 pages, so when I say there is a great deal of advice and some great illustrations from classic stories, I'm not kidding!
EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LOVE I LEARNED FROM A LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK is a terrific book and would make a wonderful Valentine's gift for someone special in your life. Highly recommended!
Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this book.
If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!