In honor of Saint Valentine’s Day, I decided to pull a book from my personal library which fits the occasion perfectly. Never Too Little To Love was written by Jeanne Willis and illustrated in watercolor by Jan Fearnley. It was published by Candlewick Press in 2005. This super sweet book is about Tiny Too-Little who happens to love Topsy Too-Tall. He tries every way he can think of to reach up and give her a kiss, but nothing works. Topsy Too-Tall loves him too, so she figures out what to do. I won’t give away the ending. There’s a delightful surprise that young readers will surely enjoy. The colors and the illustrations in this book are terrific and I really like the way flaps were used to advance the story. You’ll have to read it to understand what I’m talking about. Some might find a deeper, positive message here about love between two very different people. If you do, I think that’s great. Because afterall, love makes the world go ’round.
Happy Valentine’s Day!!