Standalone. Simon & Schuster (Dec. 1993) Library
In a little town on a wintery day, a postman delivers a mysterious package tied up with a big pink bow to a lonely man named Mr. Hatch. Somebody loves you the note says.
"Somebody loves me," Mr. Hatch whispers as he dusts his living room. "Somebody loves me," Mr. Hatch whistles as he does errands in town. "Who," Mr. Hatch wonders, "could somebody be?"
This has to be the best Valentine's Day picture book I've ever read. Mr. Hatch does the same thing day in and day out. He doesn't have any friends so he is surprised when he gets a package in the mail. A note attached to the large heart shaped candy box reads - "Somebody Love You." Now Mr. Hatch is seeing the world in a whole new light. He's making friends and laughing all the time. But, what will happen when he discovers the note wasn't for him?
I felt so sorry for Mr. Hatch. He was just a lonely guy who needed something to wake him up. Through a simple mistake he is able to make friends and make a new, better life for himself. This is a wonderfully beautiful and touching story about little things changing our lives.
Below you can listen to the whole story. Happy Valentine's Day!