Lilly's Chocolate Heart
  • Lilly's Chocolate Heart
  • Lilly's Chocolate Heart

Lilly's Chocolate Heart

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by Kevin Henkes
     
 

Lilly loves her chocolate heart.
Will she save it?
Forever and ever?
What do you think?

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Lilly loves her chocolate heart.
Will she save it?
Forever and ever?
What do you think?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A slew of board books feature characters new and old. Kevin Henkes's exuberant mouse is back in an original board book for Valentine's Day, Lilly's Chocolate Heart. As Valentine's Day draws to a close, Lilly faces the dilemma of where she should save her very last chocolate heart. Seeking the perfect place to stow her treasure, she ultimately determines that chocolate is made for eating. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
It is almost time for bed on Valentine's Day and Lilly has just one red foil wrapped heart left. She decides to save it and looks for the perfect place to keep it. Each place she checks just isn't suitable: It is too dusty under her bed, too messy inside her dresser, too warm behind the radiator, too narrow on top of the picture frame, and too tight in the bookcase. Then Lilly discovers the perfect place—and pops it into her mouth. Henkes continues his tribute to holiday sweets, and this latest creation doesn't miss a beat. Children familiar with Lilly will quickly point out certain special accessories on and about her dresser. Her facial expressions and body language are very expressive and add much humor. The brief text has just the right adjectives to describe each prospective location. The illustrations showing Lilly presenting the problem and the solution are on the left-hand pages. The scenes showing Lilly's search for the perfect place are presented on the right-hand pages. A book for Valentine's Day and for chocolate lovers to enjoy everyday. 2004, Greenwillow/HarperCollins, Ages 2 to 5.
—Sharon Salluzzo
Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Lilly has one red-foil-wrapped chocolate heart left and she wants to find the perfect hiding place for it. However, every place the little mouse considers is either too dusty, too warm, too tight, too narrow, or just wrong. She finally decides to put the candy in her mouth: "Perfect." The straightforward text is printed on pastel-colored pages facing a picture of Lilly on a white background. This is a delightfully simple tale, but not really a concept for the under three-year-olds who would appreciate the board-book format. Slightly older children will enjoy the story but they're likely to be turned off by the packaging. Too bad.-Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060560669
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/16/2003
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
133,445
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range:
4 Years

Meet the Author

Kevin Henkes is the author of Junonia, Sun & Spoon, Bird Lake Moon, and the Newbery Honor Books The Year of Billy Miller and Olive's Ocean. He also writes and illustrates picture books, and among his many titles are the national bestsellers Little White Rabbit, My Garden, Old Bear, A Good Day, and Kitten's First Full Moon, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal. Mr. Henkes is also the creator of a series of books starring mouse characters, including the Penny books for beginning readers, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Owen, for which he was awarded a Caldecott Honor.

Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

Kevin Henkes is the author of Junonia, Sun & Spoon, Bird Lake Moon, and the Newbery Honor Books The Year of Billy Miller and Olive's Ocean. He also writes and illustrates picture books, and among his many titles are the national bestsellers Little White Rabbit, My Garden, Old Bear, A Good Day, and Kitten's First Full Moon, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal. Mr. Henkes is also the creator of a series of books starring mouse characters, including the Penny books for beginning readers, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Owen, for which he was awarded a Caldecott Honor.

Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Brief Biography

Hometown:
Madison, Wisconsin
Date of Birth:
November 27, 1960
Place of Birth:
Racine, Wisconsin
Education:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Website:
http://www.kevinhenkes.com

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Lilly's Chocolate Heart 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 2 1/2 y.o. granddaughter especially loved it! Her name is also Lily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago