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The Biggest Valentine Ever (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
     

The Biggest Valentine Ever (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Steven Kroll, Jeni Bassett (Illustrator)
 

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When Desmond and Clayton, two mice, finally learn to cooperate, they create a wonderful valentine for their teacher.

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When Desmond and Clayton, two mice, finally learn to cooperate, they create a wonderful valentine for their teacher.

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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:
9781417763764
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
927,356
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
AD610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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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
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!!!!
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.