By Christine Tagg, illustrated by Maggie Kneen
Searching the forest to find the perfect Valentine for his special friend Rosie, little Bunny Gray is dazzled by the jewels he sees - diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires. But the other animals help him see that all those sparkly things are not what they seem. "Never mind! The gift of love within your heart is by far the sweetest kind," smiles Rosie. Written in sweet, rhyming verse and enchantingly illustrated, this heartwarming book gets better every time you read it.
For ages 2-6.
Written in sweet, rhyming verse
For ages 2-6
SizeHardcover 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" 18 pages
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Not appropriate for small children
from Tucson, AZ
Comments about HearthSong The Very Special Valentine:
I purchased this book online for my son, an avid fan of story-time. The illustrations are soft, detailed and simply beautiful. The idea behind the story is equally good: what is in your heart and in nature are worth much more than anything money can buy. However, my young son was not familiar with the names of the many fine gem stones that the bunny seeks in the story. Similarly, he didn't comprehend that these items have been given a special value in our society. This story might be better appreciated by a child with knowledge of those concepts. Similarly, an older child would probably understand the text more easily. The story is embedded in a rhyming form that seems forced and in some places, a little too much like a hallmark card. A beautiful book best enjoyed by a child in the upper end of the recommended age group.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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By No Batteries Nana
Great story & illustrations
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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