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Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! BRDBK Edition
Contributor(s): Numeroff, Laura Joffe, Bond, Felicia (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0061804320     ISBN-13: 9780061804328
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
    OUR PRICE: $7.20  
Product Type: Board Book - Other Formats
Published: November 2009
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Annotation: Following on the heels of Merry Christmas, Mouse! and Time for School, Mouse!, a Valentine’s Day board book explains why Mouse loves each of his friends for their special qualities and how much they each love him back! 75,000 first printing.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Board books.
Mice; Fiction.
Valentine's Day; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Etc.
- Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Valentine's Day
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2009032988
Lexile Measure: 430
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: If You Give. . .
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 6.25" H x 6.50" W x 0.50" (0.50 lbs) 24 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 149540
Reading Level: 1.8   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2016 February)

PreS-Gr 1—Numeroff's Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! (HarperCollins, 2009) is revitalized with this all-new, large-format board book edition. A spin-off from Numeroff's popular "If You Give…" series, this title follows Mouse as he makes valentines for all of his friends. Each valentine is made to represent what he loves most about each of his friends, such as Pig "because she's a good dancer" and Bunny "because she's the best at hide-and-seek." At the end, Mouse's friends surprise him at home to wish him a happy Valentine's Day, all with cookies in hand. While the original, with its small size, is excellent for tiny hands and one-on-one sharing, this larger edition is perfectly designed for sharing with groups during a Valentine's Day-themed story hour. The simple text, endearing characters, and sweet, uncomplicated depiction of a well-known holiday also make this an apt choice for a read-aloud. Bond's recognizable illustrations are warm and charming, and much attention is given to ensure that the details of the valentines Mouse makes match both Numeroff's text and the images depicting each of Mouse's friends. VERDICT The new, enlarged format transforms a delightful Valentine's Day-themed board book into a fine edition to use for group sharing and is certain to be a surefire hit.—Laura J. Giunta, Garden City Public Library, NY

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2016 March)

PreS-Gr 1—Numeroff's Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! (HarperCollins, 2009) is revitalized with this all-new, large-format board book edition. A spin-off from Numeroff's popular "If You Give…" series, this title follows Mouse as he makes valentines for all of his friends. Each valentine is made to represent what he loves most about each of his friends, such as Pig "because she's a good dancer" and Bunny "because she's the best at hide-and-seek." At the end, Mouse's friends surprise him at home to wish him a happy Valentine's Day, all with cookies in hand. While the original, with its small size, is excellent for tiny hands and one-on-one sharing, this larger edition is perfectly designed for sharing with groups during a Valentine's Day-themed story hour. The simple text, endearing characters, and sweet, uncomplicated depiction of a well-known holiday also make this an apt choice for a read-aloud. Bond's recognizable illustrations are warm and charming, and much attention is given to ensure that the details of the valentines Mouse makes match both Numeroff's text and the images depicting each of Mouse's friends. VERDICT The new, enlarged format transforms a delightful Valentine's Day-themed board book into a fine edition to use for group sharing and is certain to be a surefire hit.—Laura J. Giunta, Garden City Public Library, NY

[Page 70]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.