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Children's LiteratureAnn Estelle loved to make things, and therefore Valentine's Day was one of her favorite holidays. At school she made the most beautiful box for collecting valentines. All her classmates talked about the ribbons, feathers and flowers and even small cars she used to create her masterpiece. There was just one problem. She had worked so hard on the box that she forgot to make valentines for her classmates. Ann Estelle cleverly solves the problem by handing out the parts of her card box that her friends and teacher liked best. Borders of cut paper hearts run along the top of the pages while borders of the items Ann Estelle uses run along the bottom. Ann Estelle's multicultural classmates are dressed in their finest for this happy holiday. It is obvious that Engelbreit likes busy borders. However, they seem appropriate in this story of a little girl who decorates her valentine's card box in an over-the-top way. Although the cover is overly-busy, inside there is enough white space on each page to be able to focus on the children and the story. Purchase if you are in need of an additional title for the holiday collection. 2005, HarperCollins, Ages 4 to 7.