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Title:
Let's celebrate Valentine's Day
Author:
Roop, Peter.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Describes some history and customs connected with St. Valentine's Day and presents jokes, riddles, activities, and recipes to help celebrate this holiday.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.2 0.5 28839.
ISBN:
9780761309727

9780761304289
Format :
Book

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Central Library GT4925 .R66 1999 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Childrens Area-Holiday
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Clarence Library GT4925 .R66 1999 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
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Concord Library GT4925 .R66 1999 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
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Hamburg Library GT4925 .R66 1999 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
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Hamburg Library GT4925 .R66 1999 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
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Kenilworth Library GT4925 .R66 1999 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
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Kenmore Library GT4925 .R66 1999 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
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Niagara Branch Library GT4925 .R66 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Holiday
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In a question-and-answer format the authors present the history of Valentine's Day from its beginning, as a celebrate of St. Valentine's life, to the way it is celebrated today. Interspersed are jokes, riddles, and crafts for kids to make their favorite Valentine.


Author Notes

Connie Roop is a high school environmental science teacher, and a recipient of the Women Leaders in Education Award from the American Association of University Women and a Kohl Education Foundation Award for Exceptional Teaching. In 1997 and 1998 she led groups of students to Belize to study the rainforest.

Together with her husband, Connie has written 60 children's books ranging from historical fiction to nonfiction. Seven of their books are "Reading Rainbow" books, including Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie, a Feature Book. Their books have received recognition from the National Association of Science Teachers, National Council of Teachers of English, the Children's Book Council, and the American Library Association. They have also received Wisconsin's Laura Ingalls Wilder Book Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-4, somewhat younger for reading aloud. This entry in the Let's Celebrate series offers many pertinent facts about Valentine's Day. However, the arrangement of information in the text and art is sometimes confusing. For instance, the book begins by saying, "No one is quite sure who the real Valentine was" and proceeds with the stories of several men named Valentine, only one of whom died on February 14. Yet on the next page, the text says, "Valentine's Day is on February 14 to remember the day Valentine died." Similarly, the layout tends to surround the text with Valentine jokes and riddles and tidbits of information, making it hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. Nevertheless, the core information about the holiday is here, and libraries needing another book on the topic will find it an adequate and, with nice line-and-watercolor washes, an attractive purchase. For another choice, see Robert Clyde Bulla's The Story of St. Valentine's Day [BKL F 1 99]. --Ilene Cooper


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-Each double-page spread in this introductory volume opens with a question, such as "Why Is Cupid a Valentine Symbol?" to explain the origins and traditions of the holiday. This technique divides the narrative into bites of information, often a paragraph or two per page. Pastel borders with small flowers and hearts fit the holiday spirit, but the cartoon faces are amateurishly drawn and are not particularly appealing. The riddles, trivia, instructions on how to make a pop-up Valentine's Day card, a recipe for sugar cookies, and saying "I love you" in many languages will be fun for the intended audience, and the Valentine verses range from the "Roses are red,/ violets are blue" variety to William Shakespeare and Alfred Lord Tennyson. Unfortunately, there is no mention of adult supervision included in the baking activity. Gail Gibbons's Valentine's Day (Holiday, 1986) is for the same audience, but is limited to history and traditions. Carol Barkin's Happy Valentine's Day! (Lothrop, 1988; o.p.), for slightly older readers, focuses less on the history and more on crafts and recipes. A serviceable addition for libraries with a great demand for holiday books.-Irene Symons, Queens Borough Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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