#97 - If You'll Be My Valentine by Cynthia Rylant

Summary: A little boy creates and presents valentines to his pets, family members, and even his teddy bear in this appealing picture book. There are also touches of humor: he tells his dog, "If you'll be my valentine/I'll give you extra treaties./I'll give you two/and maybe three/and let you lick my feeties." 

Suggested Activity: Hug Tag

One child is "it" and tries to tag another child. Once tagged, the child is "frozen" until another child gently hugs him or her to "unfreeze" him or her.

Curriculum Area: Gross Motor Skills (demonstrates basic locomotor skills, shows balance while moving)

Appropriate Age Group
: 4 and up