Valentines Day

The Biggest Valentine Ever By Steven Kroll



Back of Book:

When Mrs. Mousely asks her class to make valentines, Clayton and Desmond decide to make one together and give it to their teacher as a surprise. But things don’t go as planned. First Clayton puts too much glitter on the card. Then Desmond puts on too many hearts. Soon the friends are arguing and they rip the card in half. “I’m going to make my own valentine!” they both say and go home in a huff.
But then Desmond and Clayton realize that by working together they can make the biggest, best valentine ever!

My Review: I loved this series of stories ever since I found them. There is something very fun, and special about these little mice. My students ask for them all the time. As a teacher, it is refreshing to find a series that keeps my students engaged while still teaching them valuable lessons.  The message in this books is that you can accomplish more together then you can apart.  Great story and fun illustrations.

Ages 5 and upClick Here to find on Amazon

32 Pages

Valentines Day

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose! By Lucille Colandro


Back of Book:

That lovely old lady has returned just in time for Valentine’s Day. Now she’s swallowing items to make a very special gift for her valentine! With rhyming text and hilarious illustrations, this wacky version of the classic song will appeal to young readers as they follow the Old Lady on a wild Valentine’s Day adventure.

My Review:

My students love the Old Lady Who Swallowed Series.  They are often my go to stories for every holiday. This story is no expectation.  It has a fun rhyming pattern that my students caught onto quickly.  I read it on Valentines Day and my students loved that each thing the old lady found created a beautiful valentine card. After reading the story we created our own cards using the same materials.  

Ages 5 and up



Valentines Day

Be My Valentine By M. J. Carr


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The course of true love certainly doesn’t run smoothly when Isadore Mouse–who doesn’t exactly have a way with words–tries to tell Athena that he wants her to be his valentine.

MY REVIEW:  I tend to get slightly overwhelmed with my read alouds in the month of February.  Between Groundhog Day, Valentines Day, Black History Month and Presidents Day, I always have a great deal of books to choose from for my class. Be my Valentine is one of my favorite stories that I read to my class because it is just plain sweet. It is about a little mouse named Isadore who is trying to write a perfect poem for his favorite mouse Athena. The story follows all the mishaps that occur while trying to make his Valentine’s day perfect.  This book has a sweet ending and was a great circle time story for my Kinders. They really enjoyed it!


Ages 4 and up

32 Pages