“They say it with flowers.
They say it with hearts
They say it with candy
and strawberry tarts.”A new version of a holiday favorite–now with bright red foil throughout!Pretty pink pigs celebrate Valentine’s Day, and show how many ways one can say the three most precious words in the world: I love you. In thoroughly sweet, un-swinish style, they tell their fathers and mothers, their pesky little brothers, their sweethearts and buddies. Some whisper, some shout, some sing of love, some write a poem. But no matter how and where they do it, these adorably expressive piggies are living proof that everyone is someone’s lovin’ valentine. Youngsters will want to share this with everyone they care for, on Valentine’s Day and all year long.
Valentine’s Day is always such a big deal in schools, as children exchange Valentines in decorated boxes and hearts. I’ve never quite understood this tradition, as both a parent, child, and teacher, yet this book helps bring the meaning home of showing love on this day in February. I still think it is strange for children to have to give every child a Valentine as if they loved them all, but at the same time I would not want to exclude children and make it a popularity contest. I think that it would have more meaning if children spent time making something special for a few people than signing their names to mass produced Valentines that end up just being tossed away. Schools could still celebrate this day of love by reading books like this one in the primary and helping children make extra special gifts for a loved one or close friend outside of school.
Unfortunately, there is nothing eco-friendly about this book that I can find.