My absolute favorite book for February (i.e. Valentine's Day) is My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall.
What makes this book so great are the pictures- they are simple, bold and ALL MADE FROM HEARTS!!! I've used this book with ages 3-7 and everyone loves it. The kids love guessing the animals and counting the hearts. Some of the younger kids have a hard time seeing the heart if it's upside-down, so I will rotate the book around to see the hearts from different angles.
Our local public library asked school libraries to take a month and decorate their bulletin board. I signed up for February and begged the preschool teachers to let me do a craft with their kids (typically I just do a storytime with books and songs). Being the great teachers that they are, we made a craft based on Michael Hall's books. I had each of the classes make a different animals: frogs, seals and lions.
|Frogs! (apparently a red-eyed tree frog?)|
Then I took all 60+ animals to the local public library and decorated their HUGE bulletin board with all the frogs, seals and lions. It looks pretty cheery and colorful!