In Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, by Eileen Spinelli, Mr. Hatch leads a lonely life until one Valentine's Day when the postman delivers a huge, heart-shaped box of candy with a card reading "Somebody loves you." Knowing he has a secret admirer gives Mr. Hatch a bright new perspective on life--until it turns out there's been a terrible mistake. But Mr. Hatch's new friends rally to show him that a lot of somebodies love Mr. Hatch. [Summary from Simon & Schuster.]
Here's a great video of actor Hector Elizondo reading Mr. Hatch aloud.
And here are a few video clips of a live theatre version of the story:
If you're looking for more great Valentine's Day stories, information, or activities, check out these sites:
- Family Fun: Valentine's Day
- America's Library: Valentine's Day
- History of Valentine's Day
- Kaboose Valentine's Day
- Valentine's Games
Happy Valentine's Day from the library!