Eric Carle is a new book which could make the perfect gift for Valentine's Day. It is small (less than 6 inches by 7 inches) and brief. Each pair of pages has an illustration in classic Carle style along with a handful of words. It is an illustrated love letter written with metaphors. This is not going to replace my favorite Valentine's book (which is The Day it Rained Hearts), but I will definitely get this from the library each February to read to my students.