I can’t tell you enough how much I love Eileen Spinelli. If that name sounds familiar, it should. She’s the author of many books, but my special all time all time fave is
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch
I can’t get enough of this book; It’s the tale of a crusty old man who gets a Valentines Day package in the mail. He thinks it’s from a secret admirer so he becomes nice to everyone. Turns out, though, that the package was sent to him by mistake and he becomes sad. No worry, though, the neighborhood rallies around him because he’s become such a lovebug!
It’s great for everyone!
Want more Mr. Hatch? Here’s me reading it in a video. Enjoy!