I’m excited to be teaming up with 11 other AMAZING bloggers to share some of our favorite Valentines books in a fun So in Love With Books Blog Hop and Giveaway!!
Along with FREEBIES for each book, we are also giving away a copy of each book to one winner. Make sure you read all the way to the end of this post to find out how to WIN!
For my book, I chose Love Monster by Rachel Bright. I love using some unusual characters for Valentine read-alouds! And it is precious! I had never seen this book and as it turns out, there are a few little stories about this cutie! And after seeing the illustrations, I knew this was a book I needed!
Here’s a rundown: Love Monster is a slightly hairy monster trying to fit in with the cuddly residents of Cutesville. But as it turns out, it’s hard to fit in with the cute and the fluffy when you’re a googly-eyed monster. And so, Love Monster sets out to find someone who will love him just the way he is. His journey is not easy―he looks high, low, and even middle-ish. But as he soon finds out, in the blink of a googly eye, love can find you when you least expect it.!
I actually just purchased this book for our class from Scholastic. It’s included in a pack of V-day books! You can also snag it from Amazon Prime of course! It’s basically how I buy everything but clothing! Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial
Next month we will review letter writing and opinion writing. And we are always working on digging deep and explaining using inferences and text support. I used some cute little Valentine clipart for a Cuddly or Not activity asking students to decide if they’d want to be Valentines with these little creatures. Would a jellyfish make a great Valentine? Why or why not? type of thing. I love how it turned out and how it’s open ended allowing kids to make a choice as long as they can defend it! I also added some writing to give ample room for writing!
If you love this book, check out The Glyph Girls’ Love Monster glyph! He’s precious and would be perfect to display with student work!