Book Title: This is Not a Valentine Author: Carter Higgins Illustrator: Lucy Ruth Cummins Publisher: Chronicle Books Age Range: 4 to 8 years
Happy Valentine's Day! On this day of love, for all, I give to you a poem: Love is grand. Love is sublime. I love chocolate. But the way to my heart... Is a book, Valentine. Cheesy...maybe. But it really is the way to my heart. And to celebrate this day of love, I am reviewing an anti-Valentine book that conveys so much love and warmth, This Is Not a Valentine.
“This is not a Valentine!” declares the main character in this poetic charmer of a book by author Carter Higgins. And so, begins a lyrical journey of one boy’s subtle gestures of affection and friendship for his crush.
From paper planes and half a PB&J to chicken soup on sick days to cherry juice, his gifts are everything – just without all the mush.
This a sweet story that celebrates how love can be shown in many ways – as long as it’s done from the heart.