Vicky is happy young lovebird with a great life as the Johnson family pet. When her human Marie starts making Valentine’s Day cards for her first grade class, Vicky is definitely intrigued. "Valentine’s Day is very special," Marie explains. "It only comes once a year, and when it comes, you have to tell everyone how much you love them. But most of all, you have to find a special friend to be your Valentine." A day about love? That’s fantastic! Now who can be Vicky’s special Valentine? A search begins as Vicky asks anyone who will listen to be her Valentine. Unfortunately, the pretty dolly ignores her, and so do the people in the glass box—and she's not sure she can trust the family cat's intentions. Will the day come to a close before Vicky can find a Valentine? There’s only one way to find out. Join Vicky in her hunt for love in this special holiday edition of the color-illustrated Bird Brain Books series for children.
I think this one is my favorite out of the Bird Brain books thus far. Vicky is a sweet little lovebird, simply looking for a special Valentine. She tries asking a doll, the couple on the TV, and almost gets into trouble with the kitty. But then, she finds her perfect Valentine, who has been right there all along.
It's one of those stories that reminds you that finding a Valentine is about celebrating any kind of person who is special to you. It doesn't have to be the romantic love of your life. Valentines are also close friends. They are the people who make you feel best about yourself. And I also like how Marie is making homemade valentines for her loved ones. I am not a fan of those impersonal cartoon cards that you can buy in abundance at the stores. This story captures the meaning of Valentine's Day.
Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand (true story). When she's not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity. Best known for her Young Adult novels, she is also developing a small, but devoted, following to her children's book series and is beginning to dapple in other genres as well. Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available via almost every social media site in existence. Visit EmlynChand.com for more info. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!
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