Love, Splat, by Rob Scotton, is my very favoritest kid Valentine book! A rain cloud forms over Splat's head when things don't go right with his Valentine's Day plans, but Kitten saves the day! She finds his discarded Valentine anyway, and puts an umbrella over Splat! We like you, too, Kitten!
I made Splat puppets by folding over a 6" piece of fuzzy black faux fur trim. The arms, legs, and tail are double thick (glued together) pieces of black felt. I hand sewed the tail on after sewing the body, legs, and arms with the machine. Ears and face pieces are glued on, with fabric paint details.
Happy Valentine's Day!