Five Ways to Do Valentines Day Differently February 10 2018
Whether you celebrate Valentines, Pal-entines, Gal-entines or anti-Valentines-Day, some of the most beautiful messages of love can be found in children's books and illustrations. And they remind us that love takes a variety of forms; it can mean love for a partner, friends, family, or your own sweet self!
Here are some of our favourite ways to celebrate Valentines Day a little differently.
Show your best friend they're the Piglet to your Pooh
It's one of the most touching friendships in all of literature, the bumbling bear and his squeaky soulmate Piglet! Piglet and Pooh are always there for each other, through thick and thin.
Learn from the Moomins unconditional love for eachother
There are so many lovely relationships in the Moomins books, from Moominpappa and Moominmamma's solid partnership, to Snorkmaiden and Moomintroll's mutual adoration.
All types of relationships are represented; the inseparable and secretive Thingumy and Bob are said to be based on a relationship Tove Jansson had with a woman at a time when homosexuality was still deemed illegal in Finland.
Remind a sibling of the childhood you shared
People often come to us to find things to remind their siblings of a shared childhood. Do you remember what books you shared with your brothers and sisters?
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Introduce a little one to the joy of reading
Reading is one of the greatest gifts to give a child and one of the most magical ways to bond. Show a child in your life that you love them by sharing a book you loved as a kid, or choose a story just for them from our range of contemporary picture books and children's classics.
Celebrate your individuality and independence!
Valentines day saturates us all with messages that being in a couple is the only thing worth celebrating, but being independent and true to yourself is worth celebrating too!
Some of our favourite books are about individuality and independence: like Rufus, the bat who paints himself to stand out from the crowd. Or Witchfairy, the little girl who wants to live life on her own terms.
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The Best of Love in 14 Amazing Children's Book Illustrations February 06 2017
Love is the most potent bond between one person and another, as Valentine’s Day cards are all too eager to remind us. But love also binds us to many other things in our lives that are deeply meaningful to us. So to celebrate the power of love in a more all-embracing way, we decided to put together a list of wonderful book illustrations that celebrate love in its many forms.
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1. Loving ... Your Significant Other
2. Loving ... a Good Book
For those who love to visit new places, go on amazing adventures, meet fantastic characters and explore exciting possibilities all through the power of a good book.
3. Loving ... Logic
For when it’s time to cut through the nonsense with some rock-solid, well-reasoned insights.
4. Loving ... Siblings
They grew up with you, know just about everything about you, and have helped shaped who you are, which makes spending more time with them all the more precious.
5. Loving ... Dressing the Part
For the fashionistas who can successfully make the vintage into the distinctly modern.
6. Loving ... Parents
You may not always agree with their advice, but they're always looking out for you (and are probably mostly right anyway).
7. Loving ... Friends
For those who know that what makes doing nice things really special is doing them with friends.
8. Loving ... Pets
They give all their love and ask nothing in return, which makes us love them even more.
9. Loving ... the Weather (Even Winter!)
For when you’re soaked through and far from home but still can’t resist splashing through puddles.
10. Loving ... Nature
It’s not just something to enjoy now and then when the weather is nice, it’s something you’re a part of all the time.
11. Loving ... Getting Creative
Whether it’s on a gallery wall or the kitchen wall, if doing something creative allows you to express yourself, then it’s most definitely worth loving.
12. Loving ... Good Food
For those who love flavours that tickle their fancy and tingle their taste buds!
13. Loving ... Having Everyone Together
If it’s truly worth doing, then it’s definitely worth doing with your nearest and dearest.
14. Loving ... Each and Every Day
For reminding yourself, and others, that every day is a gift to be thankful for.