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

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Won’t you be my valentine? Here are fourteen funny, sweet, and super-silly poems celebrating friendship, love, and Valentine’s Day!

A collection of Valentine poems including "I Made My Dog a Valentine" and "I Love You More Than Applesauce".

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Won’t you be my valentine? Here are fourteen funny, sweet, and super-silly poems celebrating friendship, love, and Valentine’s Day!

A collection of Valentine poems including "I Made My Dog a Valentine" and "I Love You More Than Applesauce".

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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
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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060537142
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/10/2013
  • Series: I Can Read Book 3 Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 166,888
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Prelutsky

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,
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.

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    favorite poet for Valentine poems

    Jack Prelutsky has been a favorite poet of children for years and this collection of Valetnine poems remains a sure fire hit.

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