Happy Valentine's Day, Dolores

Overview

A gift book with humor and heart

The one thing Dolores is absolutely NOT supposed to do is touch her big sister Faye’s things. But when Faye hides a mysterious heart-shaped box, Dolores can’t stop herself from peeking inside. What she discovers is irresistible – a singing froggie Valentine’s Day necklace! What would happen if she just “borrows” it for a day? Trouble! For when the necklace disappears, Dolores must go to hilarious extremes to ...

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Overview

A gift book with humor and heart

The one thing Dolores is absolutely NOT supposed to do is touch her big sister Faye’s things. But when Faye hides a mysterious heart-shaped box, Dolores can’t stop herself from peeking inside. What she discovers is irresistible – a singing froggie Valentine’s Day necklace! What would happen if she just “borrows” it for a day? Trouble! For when the necklace disappears, Dolores must go to hilarious extremes to make things right with Faye, even enlisting the help of her long suffering cat, Duncan.

Witty text and droll pictures full of funny details give readers much to laugh at as the irrepressible Dolores learns that in matters of the heart it’s important to give as well as take.

Dolores has agreed to stop "borrowing" things from her older sister Faye's dresser, but then she discovers a special Valentine's Day necklace there.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"With so much to laugh at, children will enjoy repeat reads - and so will the grownups." — Starred, Booklist

"As is the case with the other Dolores books, this is one full of visual activity and funny asides." — Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will ask for repeated readings in order to further examine the details on the pages. Add this one to your holiday repertoire." — Starred, School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly
Dolores, her older sister, Faye, and Duncan the cat return for a holiday adventure in Happy Valentines Day, Dolores by Barbara Samuels, in which Dolores "accidentally" winds up with Faye's special Valentine's Day frog necklace, and things go horribly awry. Luckily, love and forgiveness prevails. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Samuels's stories about Dolores and her big sister Faye ring true with anyone who has lived or is living with a sibling. But they are also enjoyable and engrossing for anyone. Here we find Faye furious at Dolores's habit of "borrowing" from Faye's room. Still, Dolores cannot help but take a "tiny peek" inside a box Faye has hidden away. The special Valentine frog necklace inside captivates Dolores. Taking it leads to a series of mishaps, culminating in the loss of the necklace and frantic efforts to replace it. Fortunately everything turns out well for the sisters and a Happy Valentine's Day. The stylized, almost cartoony illustrations, visualized mainly in action vignettes, successfully express the misadventures of Dolores and her cat, a creature who plays a part in many scenes but is rarely noted. Humor permeates the scenes of real life at home, in school, and in the city. 2006, Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, Ages 4 to 8.
—Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Dolores snoops in her older sister's room and finds a valentine box with a singing-frog necklace inside. She knows she shouldn't touch Faye's belongings, but temptation and curiosity get the better of her. After various escapades involving the necklace and her cat, Duncan, the story ends happily, proving that sisterly love conquers all. Samuels's humorous cartoon illustrations are more attractive than those in Faye and Dolores (S & S, 1985). Dolores's features are more charming and inviting, and the feline, complete with droll expressions that enhance the mood of the plot, has become a member of the family. Readers will ask for repeated readings in order to further examine the details on the pages. Add this one to your holiday repertoire.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Samuels's imp Dolores returns, this time with a problem on her hands, or rather with her hands: She can't keep her mitts off her older sister Faye's things. Here, it's a singing frog on a necklace, a necklace that looks like it might be a Valentine's gift of Faye's. Certainly, Dolores is not about to let this gem slip away without some quality time. And, certainly, this will get Dolores into a pickle that she can't scoot from without getting caught. But because Dolores is so transparent in her mischief-and pays for it in an unfolding of minor crises-her act of "borrowing" won't turn to bite her. It may even pay a dividend. (Not that readers should follow her example; of course not.) As is the case with the other Dolores books, this one is full of visual activity and funny asides, like the grumpy-looking teddy bear sporting a "Hands Off!" sign on Faye's dresser and the many comic expressions on Dolores's cat Duncan's face. (Picture book. 4-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374328443
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 12/27/2005
  • Series: Dolores Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,304,980
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.03 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Samuels’s previous books about Dolores include Dolores on Her Toes, a Booklist Editors’ Choice. She lives in Manhattan, New York.

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