Synopses & Reviews
These fourteen silly, sweet poems by nationally bestselling author Jack Prelutsky are perfect for Valentine's Day. This Level 4 I Can Read title is ideal for readers who are ready for wordplay, exciting themes, and fun vocabulary words!
Fourteen easy-to-read poems go straight to the heart—and the funny bone—of the fourteenth of February. Jack Prelutsky, the nation's first children's poet laureate and a popular and bestselling poet, does for Valentine's Day what he has already done for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween—and the results are delectable. Publishers Weekly said, "Cheers for Prelutsky, ingenious rhymester beloved by children who recognize themselves in collections like this." It's Valentine's Day! is illustrated in full color, and it is a perfect choice for independent readers as well as a perfect bridge to chapter books.
It's Valentine's Day!
Here are fourteen sweet, silly, funny poems just right for newly independent readers. There are poems about making cards, giving kisses (nice—or yuck!), baking cakes, eating sweets, and planning a surprise or two or three. It's Valentine's Day! Won't you come join the party?
On Valentineand#39;s Day morning, Petal wakes up to chocolates. Poppy wakes to find flowers. What wonderful gifts for these best friends to give each other. But wait . . . Poppy forgot to get Petal a gift, and Petal forgot to get something for Poppy. So who is this mystery Valentine? With picture clues and simple text, this charming book brings the warmth of Valentineand#39;s Day to burgeoning readers.
About the Author
Jack Prelutsky was the nation's first Children's Poet Laureate. He has filled more than fifty books of verse with his inventive wordplay, including the national bestsellers Scranimals
and The New Kid on the Block
. In a starred review, School Library Journal
called Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant
, also illustrated by Carin Berger, a "do-not-miss poetry pick." Jack Prelutsky lives in Washington State.
Carin Berger is an award-winning designer, artist, and creator of such picture books as The Little Yellow Leaf and A Perfect Day, among others. She assembled the dioramas, shadow boxes, and cut-paper collages in this book from ephemera—catalogues, old books, receipts, letters,and ticket stubs—as well as cigar boxes. Carin Berger lives in New York City.
Marylin Hafner is the illustrator of many books for children, including It's Halloween and It's Christmas, by Jack Prelutsky; Germs Make Me Sick!, by Melvin Berger; and A Carnival of Animals, by Sid Fleischman.