I ran across a brilliant Valentine story that shot straight to the top of our family favorites list. Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli is the story of a lonely man who receives a box of chocolates from a secret admirer. Excited by the thought of a secret admirer, Mr. Hatch becomes a man who wears a yellow tie, bakes brownies, mends fences and throws parties in his backyard. When the postman arrives with the news that the box of chocolates was sent to him by mistake . . . well, you’ll just have to read it.
The book was all checked out at the library and I didn’t have time to order it from Amazon, so I showed this Valentine story to my girls with YouTube on the big screen. Hector Elizondo is an awesome storyteller. Big hit. I’ve never heard of Storyline Online, but I am a new fan.
Afterwards, we made plans to deliver our own “secret Valentines.” Everyone needs a secret admirer.
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