February 06, 2013

a book for your little valentine

Sara Gillingham’s lovely board books are consistent favourites around the store. The “In My…” series of of stories, created with illustrator Lorena Siminovich, have a perfect balance of sweetness and playfulness. Their adorable finger puppets never fail to delight kiddos and adults when they see them.

Sara’s new book “My Little Sweetheart”, the second that she has both written and illustrated, is engaging, darling, and just so cute!

All of the warm illustrations are made out of embroidered felt, and the die-cut center of the book contains a darling finger puppet of the titular sweetheart. The story follows a baby through a cozy evening of hugs, kisses, songs, stories, and finally to bed. The book itself is shaped like a heart, making it a perfect gift for your own little sweetheart for Valentines Day!

Sara did a book reading and activity here at Dilly Dally over the Christmas holidays, and we can say with certainty that she is an incredibly warm and sweet woman. This definitely comes out in her work, and you’ll want to read her books to your little ones again and again.

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