One of the most exciting things for me when we owned a children’s bookshoppe, was getting a chance to see new books before they’re publish date and receiving inventory. I also really adore most wordless books. I love that each time you open the book a new story can develop. They are great for children! So when the book the Secret of Love by Sarah Emmanuelle Burg came into the store, I knew I needed a copy for myself. The illustrations are simple, playful, and opens the reader’s imagination up to a story being told. After looking through the book a few times, I could clearly see that this book could easily be a short version of our (Kyung and I) story. So going against what I’ve preached to kids in the past, I wrote in the book! I know, I know, that is such a HUGE no no, but really it couldn’t be helped. Here’s a little glimpse into a love story from me to my husband on our first Valentine’s day as a married couple:
I couldn’t share the whole book for obvious reasons, but there’s a lot more in the middle of our story. Don’t you love the illustrations? Maybe you too can write your love story. When I gave this book, our book, to my husband that day, he truly loved it. Happy Valentine’s Day!