Biggest Valentine Ever

Biggest Valentine Ever

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by Steven Kroll, Jeni Bassett
     
 

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Clayton and Desmond are back in this companion to the bestselling book THE BIGGEST PUMPKIN EVER! A sheet of colorful foil stickers is bound into the book for extra valentine fun!

When Mrs. Mousely asks her class to make valentines, Clayton and Desmond decide to make one together and give it to their teacher as a surprise. But things don't go as planned. First

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Clayton and Desmond are back in this companion to the bestselling book THE BIGGEST PUMPKIN EVER! A sheet of colorful foil stickers is bound into the book for extra valentine fun!

When Mrs. Mousely asks her class to make valentines, Clayton and Desmond decide to make one together and give it to their teacher as a surprise. But things don't go as planned. First Clayton puts too much glitter on the card. Then Desmond puts on too many hearts. Soon the friends are arguing and they rip the card in half. "I'm going to make my own valentine!" they both say and go home in a huff.
But then Desmond and Clayton realize that by working together they can make the biggest, best valentine ever!
Kids can use the colorful foil stickers to make their own valentines!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
In this sequel to The Biggest Pumpkin Ever and The Biggest Snowman Ever, Kroll gives us the story of two mice who want to create a special Valentine for their teacher, Mrs. Mousley. Desmond and Clayton decide to work together to make a card as a surprise, but discover that being partners is harder than they had anticipated. They start out fine but end up criticizing each other's work and becoming angry. In their anger they destroy the Valentine. Each mouseling goes home chastened. Wise mouse-fathers counsel their offspring that working together often produces better results than working alone. The boys return to school and begin anew to cooperate in fashioning a very unusual card. Each of them uses his best skill: "Desmond, who was good at cutting small things, cut some tiny pink hearts . . . " and "Clayton added some glitter and cut out a bunch of other hearts." They glue all of the hearts together to make a gigantic, mouse-shaped Valentine. Of course, the fabulous card is much admired by the teacher and their classmates. The lesson of the story is not too heavy handed and the giant mouse-of-hearts card will serve as an inspiration for creating cards in the classroom or at home. The illustrator pays tribute to the two earlier Kroll titles with pictures featuring a pumpkin and a snowman neatly hung on the dining room wall in Clayton's house. 2006, Cartwheel/Scholastic, Ages 4 to 6.
—Sheilah Egan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439764193
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
451,490
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
AD610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author


Steven Kroll was the author of over fifty books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling The Biggest Pumpkin Ever.

Jeni Bassett has illustrated more than thirty children's books, including The Biggest Pumpkin Ever, The Squirrel's Thanksgiving, and It's Groundhog Day. She lives in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

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The Biggest Valentine Ever (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
NOLA-Nona More than 1 year ago
I bought it for a two-year-old, and I had to return it to the store. The story was appropriate for a school-age child who could read and understand the situation in which the boys found themselves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gave it away for Valentine's .
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mailed as a valentine to a grandchild.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Youngest children may rip book but it shows that anyone can be creative in making greeting messages for others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good book to read in class.The children fought over a Valentine and my grandson liked that. It had a good ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a great gift to send in the mail for Valentines Day.The child I sent it to said it was better than candy!!!!!From a child saying that you know it's a hit!!!!