The Valentine Express

Minna, an appealing rabbit character, comes up with a great Valentine s Day project which involves enlisting her little brother to do kind things for their neighbors.
The Valentine Express Minna an appealing rabbit character comes up with a great Valentine s Day project which involves enlisting her little brother to do kind things for their neighbors

  • Title: The Valentine Express
  • Author: Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
  • ISBN: 9780761451839
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Valentine Express”

    1. It’s Valentine’s Day at bunny school. Minna and Pip learn all about the holiday. They drink punch and eat cookies. They exchange valentines with their friends. They do all the things bunnies do on Valentine’s Day. On their way home after the party, they meet up with their neighbor, Mrs. Wunder. Suddenly they realize not everyone gets valentines. Minna and Pip come up with a plan to spread valentine cheer all over the neighborhood. Wallace’s detailed, cut-paper collage illustrations creat [...]

    2. This book has many good points! The main character, Minna, is thoughtful of others and also about her actions. It is nice to encourage children to stop and think about their situation/problem and determine a solution. Minna illustrates this very well. Also, I like how the different valentine cards are explained - children can read and make!

    3. Reading Level: Kindergarten This is a great book to read to the class before the children start to pass out their valentines in February. I really liked this book because it not only tells a story of children passing out valentine’s gifts, but also tells how other countries celebrate the same holiday. It also goes into a little explanation of the different beliefs people have for why Valentine’s Day is celebrated and the different myths that come with it. The main message from this book is a [...]

    4. I feel in love with the cover of this book! I love when people cut out construction paper and create art! It is very artistic. This story reminded me of when I was young and I would celebrate Valentine's Day. Valetine's Day is one of my favorite days of the year. I loved creating and signing cards. I loved receiving cards. The Valetine's Day parties were always fun. We had cookies the shape of hearts, candy especially chocolate, and punch either red or pink. I never left people out Valetine's Da [...]

    5. Minna shares cards and treats with her classmates on Valentine's Day. Along with her brother, she walks home and talks about her day. The siblings share their concerns that their neighbors might not receive any valentines this year so they decide to make special cards for them. Minna and Pip make a flag with a butterfly, a heart mobile, and a tic-tac-heart game to give a presents for the love filled holiday. Children will be inspired to make their own valentine's unique and special. Interest Lev [...]

    6. This book basically gives examples of how the holiday may have started. Usually valentines day is celebrated at school so this would be a great book to read prior to the holiday and we could do math activities such as graphing, sorting and literacy activities such as writing letters and cutting and pasting. We could also talk about friendship and what you should do to show friends you care about them.

    7. An informational fiction picture book that gives us the history of Valentine's day. Love how Nancy Elizabeth Wallace also intertwines some craft projects into the story that readers can create at home. Lots of great Valentines ideas! Her paper-cut art adds a nice dimension to the book. Reads a bit long, but worth it. A perfect read for Valentine's day!

    8. The kids enjoyed this book. It gives instructions in the story how to make a few valentines crafts which my daughter wants to do. All in all it's a cute story of sharing tokens of love and kindness.

    9. It had all the elements my daughter loves: a holiday, arts and crafts, and visiting with the neighbors.

    10. I like that this book combines a setting familiar to preschoolers (exchanging cards and a class party) with background about the holiday.

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