Multiculturalism Rocks! Book Review: This Is Not a Valentine
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.  
Learn More:
Carter Higgins
Lucy Ruth Cummins

Where to Buy:
Indiebound.org

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