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Super-fine Valentine
Cosby, Bill, 1937-
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Publication Information:
Boston, MA : National Braille Press Inc., [1998]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) of braille : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Little Bill makes a special Valentine for Mia but is reluctant to give it to her, because he is afraid that the other children in their third grade class will tease him.
General Note:
"Cartwheels books."

Reprint. Originally published: New York : Scholastic Inc.
Reading Level:
430 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 42166.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.8 2 Quiz: 11107.
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Little Bill's friends are teasing him! They say he's in love!
Will he get them to stop?

Now available in Scholastic Reader!

Little Bill has a crush, and it's on his classmate Mia! But he doesn't know how to handle these new emotions. He feels awkward when the other kids tease him, and he runs away whenever he sees her.

Soon Valentine's Day arrives, and Little Bill makes a card for Mia with a poem inside, but he is too shy to give it to her. The other kids don't seem to have a problem sharing their cards, though, so Little Bill finally decides that he will give his card to Mia.

And he learns that it's better to let people know that you like them!

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-4. The first three books in the Little Bill series by entertainer Bill Cosby were selections of Oprah's Book Club. Here are two more entries. In Shipwreck, Little Bill makes an unseaworthy boat that gets destroyed on its maiden voyage, but later a friend uses its parts for her kite. In Valentine, Little Bill likes Mia but is afraid to give her a valentine until his friends give her one first. As with the previous books in the series, the draw is mostly the Cosby name. The stories, especially Shipwreck, are on the lame side. Adults may question the necessity for the rather condescending introductions written by psychiatrist Dr. Alvin Poussaint that explain to parents what's really going on in these beginning readers (it's not that hard to figure out). One thing the series does have going for it is eye-catching artwork. The purity of the colors and the simplicity of design make for a vibrant, artistic combination. Kids will like the look of these books and won't mind the stories. --Ilene Cooper

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2ÄTwo more beginning readers that emphasize character building and finding positive resolutions for difficult situations. In Shipwreck Saturday, Little Bill takes a sailboat that he has painstakingly built to a nearby lake to see if it will float. However, the vessel is wrecked by the strong wake made by a passing rowboat. He runs home in tears only to be called back by his friends who have used the remaining pieces to make a kite that they are flying high in the sky. In Super-Fine Valentine, Little Bill wants to give a girl a Valentine but is concerned that his classmates will make fun of him. He overcomes his self-consciousness and ultimately makes a new friend. Honeywood's bright, folk-art illustrations visualize Little Bill's emotions and reinforce the point of each story. These titles can help youngsters pick up some hints on handling themselves in different situations. Slight but serviceable additions where values clarification is needed.ÄCheryl Cufari, Glencliff Elementary School, Niskayuna, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.