The library had a display of wrapped books for Valentine's Day. "Blind date with a book," they said. The children just saw them as presents, and were very excited about taking one home.
We have a category for books that I call the "looking at pictures only but not reading" books. This is because about 95% of the books in the children's section are twaddle, amd I let them choose one or two by themselves. I think that eventually, through repeated exposure to living books, they will be able to recognize a good book when they see it, but for now, this is our defence against the insidious Strawberry Shortcake.
The parking lot was slushy. E: "I wish the slush was chocolate milk."