Valentine’s Day books are already out and about on the displays at work. Yes, it is a short season, but somehow, I always feel like we should wait a little longer into January to start putting them out. However, I am glad that this was not the case this year. If we had waited, I probably would not have found My Creepy Valentine by Arthur Howard. Oh my goodness! This is an adorable book if I do say so myself (and I do).
Mitzi, the witch thinks, Valentine’s Day is too Lovey-Dovey (I am right there with you, Mitzi!) She likes the other holidays (and Howard’s illustrations show her, and her cat dressed up for St. Patrick’s Day, Fourth of July, shows what she does for Christmas and all the other holidays) but not Valentine’s Day. That is until she meets: Spencer. I mean, who would not love this dreamboat? He squirts milk out his nose and can hang upside down and wiggle his ears! So, Mitzi does the one thing she has never done: make him a Valentine’s Day card. But things do not work out as she hoped. Or … do they?
This is a sweet book about family, friends and what a real Valentine’s Day card is all about. The illustrations are colorful, minimal details in some places and all out detailed in others. Nothing is there to just fill up space, it is all there to show you Mitzi and her family (the kitchen scene is one of the more humorous examples of this).
I like the book and illustration and think you will too. And though it is aimed at the aged four to six/seven crowd, I would see this as a possible book for your own Spencer and Mitzi.