A compilation of Valentine's Day one-liners includes sweet and funny sayings all to do with love and romance and is accompanied by whimsical illustrations. By the author of A Three Hat Day.
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Hearts appear in most unexpected places in this slight but artsy Valentine's Day volume. More of an expanded greeting card than a book, and clearly aimed at an older audience, it pairs a dozen zippy holiday messages ("Be my valentine. Yours 'til the cows come home") with Baruffi's inventive watercolors--in this case, a cowboy whose lariat forms an arrow-pierced heart ropes a herd of cattle into the shape of a heart. Baruffi's images run the gamut historically and geographically (a dinosaur emerges from a heart-shaped pit; a single palm sprouts in a heart-shaped desert oasis), and the common thread is formed by two sweethearts, appropriately garbed for each setting--ice skates; chaps and western shirts--who take turns "sending" each other the visual valentines. There's nothing much here for the younger set to sink their teeth into, but the book would go nicely with a box of candy. All ages.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Grade 1-6-- A collection of Valentine greetings, all beginning with the words. ``Be my valentine. Yours `til . . . . '' Each painting features a heart pierced by an arrow and two romantics who seem to be the same young white couple in all of the spreads. Variety is provided by the settings, costumes, and seasons. Most of the text comes from variations on lines from songs (``Yours `til the castle crumbles'') or old sayings (``Yours `til the cows come home.'') Baruffi's illustrations are sometimes boldly colored, sometimes delicate, and often clever, providing new ways of looking at the phrases. The book is pleasant, lighthearted, and occasionally amusing. A handful of greeting cards could be used equally well, however, to show children examples of valentines. Acceptable as an additional purchase, but not essential. --Jean H. Zimmerman, Willett School, South River, NJ
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060203994
Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 60203994
Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060203994
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