It's Valentine's Day (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3)

It's Valentine's Day (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3)

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by Jack Prelutsky, Marilyn Hafner
     
 

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These fourteen silly, sweet poems by nationally bestselling author Jack Prelutsky are perfect for Valentine's Day. This Level 4 I Can Read title is ideal for readers who are ready for wordplay, exciting themes, and fun vocabulary words!

Fourteen easy-to-read poems go straight to the heart—and the funny bone—of the fourteenth of February. Jack

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These fourteen silly, sweet poems by nationally bestselling author Jack Prelutsky are perfect for Valentine's Day. This Level 4 I Can Read title is ideal for readers who are ready for wordplay, exciting themes, and fun vocabulary words!

Fourteen easy-to-read poems go straight to the heart—and the funny bone—of the fourteenth of February. Jack Prelutsky, the nation's first children's poet laureate and a popular and bestselling poet, does for Valentine's Day what he has already done for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween—and the results are delectable. Publishers Weekly said, "Cheers for Prelutsky, ingenious rhymester beloved by children who recognize themselves in collections like this." It's Valentine's Day! is illustrated in full color, and it is a perfect choice for independent readers as well as a perfect bridge to chapter books.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times - Sarah Harrison Smith
Jack Prelutsky…brings his sure ear for rhyme and unfussy humor to It's Valentine's Day…with charming new illustrations by Marylin Hafner. The book…is intended for children ready to read on their own, but it begs to be read aloud to any kid young enough to get excited about celebrating the holiday in school.
School Library Journal
03/01/2014
Gr 1–3—If you have ever eaten the gift you meant to give to another, got caught in a third-grade love polygon, or had cherished property destroyed by pets, one of these 14 distinct poems by former Children's Poet Laureate Prelutsky will speak to you. In this new edition of Valentine's Day poems, Hafner's expressive illustrations update this collection with a bit more diversity of faces to introduce a new generation to these holiday gems. These images pair well with poems that are both funny and sweet, as Prelutsky's words aptly capture the age of early school years with poems set in the classroom, schoolyard, or home with odes to teachers, parents, pets, and "crummy" friends. Most poems translate well for this leveled reader, and rhythmic rhyming will help in decoding some of the more difficult words, but occasionally some vocabulary may be a bit challenging for a newly independent reader.—Danielle Jones, Multnomah County (OR) Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060537142
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/10/2013
Series:
I Can Read Book 3 Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
617,122
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Read an Excerpt

IT'S VALENTINE'S DAY

It's Valentine's Day,
and in the street
there's freezing rain,
and slush, and sleet,
the wind is fierce,
the skies are gray,
I don't think I'll
go out today.

Meet the Author

Jack Prelutsky is the best-selling author of more than fifty books of poetry, including The New Kid on the Block, illustrated by James Stevenson, and Stardines Swim High Across the Sky, illustrated by Carin Berger. Jack Prelutsky lives in Washington State.

Marylin Hafner illustrated many beloved books for children, including the seasonal favorites It's Christmas and It's Halloween, both by Jack Prelutsky, and A Carnival of Animals, by Sid Fleischman.

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It's Valentine's Day 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Madlyn More than 1 year ago
Jack Prelutsky has been a favorite poet of children for years and this collection of Valetnine poems remains a sure fire hit.