Too young for books about Valentine's Day? Well, these are not your typical cupid or romance tales!
Think Valentine’s Day is all about pink hearts and romance? Well, children would probably find that gross, which is why our selected books about Valentine’s Day are completely opposite!
These three non-mushy tales show how boys and girls find each other disgusting, but eventually warm up to their own feelings of friendship and perhaps a little more! Don’t worry, these books about Valentine’s are very PG and innocent, and are an early introduction to affection.
The members of Fright Club are always ready to scare, but tonight Fran K. Stein has something else on his mind. He’s busy making something and the other monsters want to know what it is.
Could it be a mask with fangs? A big pink nose? Or maybe a pink paper butt? No . . . it’s a Valentine’s Day card!
Yuck, could Fran be in love? What is love any way? The monsters’ debate about mushy feelings and kisses on the lips are hilarious, whilst Fran’s eventual first encounter with love is innocent and sweet.
A fun book to read-aloud. I might do a reading of this on video on my Instagram highlights!
Yes, Frankenstein makes an appearance in this book as well! Perhaps I’ll revisit these books again at Halloween!
An ordinary child turns into a Crankenstein on the most lovey-dovey, yuckiest day of the year. Cheesy cards, bacteria-filled smooches and heart-shaped everything? YECHHHH! These gross gestures are enough to turn any sane person into a monster!
Can Crankenstein find a way to turn his sour day sweet? Perhaps if he finds someone who feels exactly the same way about this dreadful day!
Even boys will fall in love with this Valentine’s Day tale!
Leon has a crush. A let-her-cut-in-line-at-the-water-fountain kind of crush. He’s made the perfect valentine card for her, but this heart card has no intention of getting caught up in any romantic conspiracy.
“Love is yucky, kid! Valentine’s Day is all about CANDY!” the card yells at Leon, before leaping out the window and running away, leaving Leon to chase it across town, collecting interested kids along the way.
This is a hilarious take on the holiday that boys love to hate and the bold comic-like illustrations make love a bit cooler. Saying “I love you” has never been so yucky or so sweet!
There you have it, my top three favourite children’s books about Valentine’s Day, with loads of ewwwws and laughs.
How do you explain ‘love’ to your little ones? Do they find this gross, funny or romantic?
Featured books are suitable for children from 6 years and up.
All books featured are available in Singapore’s public libraries and in the bookshops linked on the titles and images.