Cover image for Rhyme time valentine
Title:
Rhyme time valentine
Author:
Poydar, Nancy.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Holiday House, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Ruby's homemade valentines blow away while she is walking to school, but she figures out a way to give everyone a valentine anyway.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.0 0.5 61144.
ISBN:
9780823416844
Format :
Book

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Ruby's homemade valentines blow away while she is walking to school, but she figures out a way to give everyone a valentine anyway.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

PreS^-Gr. 3. Poydar, a former elementary-school teacher, adeptly captures the emotions and crowded action of classrooms in picture books such as First Day, Hooray! (2000). This book stars Ruby, an energetic, enthusiastic little girl with a penchant for rhymes and a love for valentines. Ruby has designed wonderful valentine hearts for her classmates, but a blustery wind blows all her valentines out of her bag, capsizing her holiday plans. The rest of the story juxtaposes Ruby's dejection with the excitement of the other kids in her multiracial classroom and shows her gradually joining in and regaining her natural verve. In a sweet conclusion, the windswept valentines bring cheer to people in the street. Poydar's illustrations are rich in cheerful detail, reflecting the heartwarming spirit of this chapter-book Valentine's Day tale. Connie Fletcher


Publisher's Weekly Review

A girl's love for Valentine's Day lies at the heart of Poydar's (The Perfectly Horrible Halloween) snappy story set in a multiracial urban classroom. "I'm going to wear all red tomorrow: red top, red bottom, red tights. I even have a red name!" Ruby declares on the eve of the holiday. Her enthusiasm for Cupid's holiday is only slightly dampened when a winter wind steals the rhyming valentines she's created for classmates, for the verses soon find their way to other pleased recipients. The text rollicks along, blending onomatopoeic prose ("Whip, dip, went the wind./ Wap, snap, went the bag") with Ruby's unadorned rhymes ("Roses are red./ Violets are blue./ Don't stay in bed./ There's too much to do!"). Poydar, a former teacher, knowingly captures the holiday excitement found in primary classrooms. Ruby's infectious smile may well bring out the same in readers, as they watch her cavort across the spreads. In one, the African-American heroine practically strides from the page as she happily high-steps through puddles in her red outfit. For those inspired by Ruby's example, directions for making a paper heart conclude this brisk and cheery tale. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-Ruby is positively thrilled that Valentine's Day is nearing and declares to her friends at school that her favorite color is red and that she even has "a red name." When the 14th finally arrives, the sky is gray and the wind, blustery. Ruby's father announces that it is a fine day to stay in bed, to which the girl responds, "Roses are red./Violets are blue./Don't stay in bed./There's too much to do!" On her way to school, a gust of wind blows open her sack of handmade cards, and the missives are swept away into the swirling snow. The day is eventually saved when Ruby remembers the box of small candy hearts with messages given to her by her parents that morning and distributes them to her friends. Children will delight in Ruby's resourcefulness and the colorful, textural paintings that capture her excitement. The illustrations feature a multiethnic cast of characters along with some urban scenes. A solid read-aloud selection to celebrate this red-letter day.-Kristin de Lacoste, South Regional Public Library, Pembroke Pines, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.