Archives for February 6, 2019

Valentine’s Day Book Suggestions!

Looking for some great gift ideas for the kids? Especially the younger ones? Here are a few of my favorite choices!


IF ANIMALS SAID I LOVE YOU by Ann Whitford Paul; illustrated by David Walker

This is such an adorable board book for the younger kids! With signature gentle text and adorable illustrations, Ann Whitford Paul and David Walker’s books have broad appeal.

As in the other If Animals… books, this title features gorillas, whales, hippos, and many other parent/child pairs celebrating the holidays.

A great gift for the little loves in your life—on Valentine’s Day, or any time of year! I love the beautiful illustrations in this one and it’s a really simple story for ages 2-5.

This next one is another really adorable board book and I just love the main character in this one!


Where Birdie Lives

This one is a must for toddlers! The main character is an adorable dog on his quest to find a birdie! It is fun and interactive with a lift the flap format and amazing illustrations! This one is by Clever Publishing and illustrated by a young artist named Elena Tsvetaeva. I highly recommend for ages 3-5. You can find on Amazon.com.

This next one is not a book but young children will love to color these special Valentines by Clever Publishing!

so cute!!!

This set of 25 cards is so cute! I love the lovely pictures on the cards! My favorite is the two cats! I like the pretty colors of the cards and these are just perfect for ages 4+. Envelopes are also included. You can also find them on Amazon.com for under $10!

This next one teaches that even if you are little you can make a big difference!


Love Big (January 2019) by award-winning children’s author Kat Kronenberg

Love Big takes kids on an adventure through a once lush, thriving African savanna, which has turned dry and desolate. Hungry animals seek only their own interests, and Baboon watches as his friends begin to make poor choices instead of coming together to find a solution. But then Baboon witnesses something that fills him with hope! He watches as Rhinoceros gives Hare his snack and realizes that a transformative power exists between the animals once they realize that they are all on the same team. Using their newly discovered power, will these animals be able to band together to save the savanna?

I love the brightly colored illustrations and the many lessons in this book for young children! Just perfect for ages 3+.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples of the above books/cards to facilitate this special holiday post. I only feature items under media reviews that I highly recommend! No other compensation was received. Images were also provided.

Loretta, Feb. 7th Pet of the Week!

Loretta is a 5-year-old black-and-white Australian cattle dog—with those ears, she can hear a stampede from miles away. She can also hear the approach of the person most important to her—her human companion. Loretta has a sweet disposition and for the most part gets along with other dogs. But as a cattle dog, she needs things to do and would do great in a home with someone who has experience with herding dogs. Meet Loretta on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A613469.

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.