This Is Not a Valentine

This Is Not a Valentine

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ISBN-13: 9781452153742
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 12/26/2017
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 393,607
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 580L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Carter Higgins is an elementary school librarian, book blogger, and graphic designer. She is the creator of the Design of the Picture Book blog. This is her first picture book. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Lucy Ruth Cummins is an author and illustrator, and also and art director of children's books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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This Is Not a Valentine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
WriterReaderHeather More than 1 year ago
The title tells you that it this not a valentine. But when you see the little boy give the little girl some wilting dandelions, a toy ring, a rock, a paper airplane – all things that show how much he knows and likes about the little girl – isn’t it? This sweet book shows the many ways you can express love, and not just on Valentine’s Day. After all, as the boy says, “I don’t only like you today. I like you tomorrow and next Tuesday and last week, too.” Carter Higgins’ text conveys the boy’s (unbelievable) denial of his affection for his classmate, but Lucy Ruth Cummins’ art captures a friendship blooming between the two. This book is a gift in itself (and if you “unwrap” the jacket, you will find a surprise underneath!). I gave a copy to my valentine this year – not for Valentine’s Day, but for Christmas! So, perhaps it’s not a valentine after all.