Henry and the Valentine Surpriseby Nancy Carlson
Just before Valentine?s Day, Henry and his classmates discover a heart-shaped box on their teacher Mr. McCarthy?s desk. Who?s it for? As the students spy on Mr. McCarthy, they see him talking to the playground monitor, smiling at the lunch lady, and eating with the French teacher! How many girlfriends does Mr. McCarthy have? When Henry finally asks Mr. McCarthy just who that heart-shaped box is for?the class gets a big surprise!
Nancy Carlson?s humorous text and candy-colored illustrations showcase just how sweet Valentine?s Day can be.
As Valentine's Day approaches, Henry, a mouse, and his animal classmates notice a beautifully wrapped, heart-shaped package on their teacher's desk, and they wonder if Mr. McCarthy has a girlfriend. The students spy on him as he talks to the playground monitor at recess, gets an extra tuna melt from the cafeteria lady, and lunches with the French teacher. They decide that their teacher has many girlfriends. Told with mounting suspense, this mystery has a delightful and satisfying conclusion. Brightly colored comic illustrations portray the excitement at school as the special day approaches.-Nancy Baumann, Indian Paintbrush Elementary, Laramie, WY
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- 4 - 6 Years
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Nancy Carlson has published over sixty books for children. She is one of the few people who knew even back in kindergarten what she wanted to do for a living: make pictures and tell stories! Her books have been Reading Rainbow selections, she won the Children's Choice Award from IRA and CBC, and she won the Minnesota Children's Museum Great Friends to Kids Award. She lives with her family in Minnesota.
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