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From the Publisher"Heather, who appears to be four or five years old, misses Mama whenever she goes to work, but especially on Valentine’s Day. . . . Caring for one of the creatures helps distract Heather from her sadness, and all ends well, with cookies and a lamb named Valentine. Accompanied by soft pastel watercolors that reflect the text, this is a simple, reassuring story."
"In this quiet, James Herriotstyle story, Heather’s self-pity evaporates as she tends the sickly newborn lamb Grandma discovers later that morning in the barn. . . . Carrick portrays Heather’s sadness, anger and happy realization that mothers are not the only ones who can love and care for their children. Bouma’s illustrations—soft washes of color bound by airy pencil marks—heighten the ingenuous tone of the story."
"Carrick weaves accurate information into the story, creating a tale with a strong message about love and caring. Bouma’s watercolor-and- pencil illustrations, done in a soft palette with interesting color accents, blend well with the text. . . . A very successful effort that children will relate to and enjoy."
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