Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Book Review for Who Will Be My Valentine This Year? by Jerry Pallotta and David Biedrzycki
Who Will Be My Valentine This Year? by Jerry Pallotta and David Biedrzycki
December 1, 2010
Fiction/Children’s Books/Valentine’s Day/Animals
Who Will Be My Valentine This Year? is a cute Valentine’s Day tale that will delight children of picture-book age.
Who Will Be My Valentine This Year? stars a huge pink hippo who wonders, “Who will be my Valentine?” Will it be the leopard? No, he drives a car and Hippo rides a bike. Could it be the butterfly? No, he reads a book and Hippo likes the movies. Will it be the lion? No, he doesn’t even want to discuss the possibilities and, besides, he roars all the time.
There are several animals that hippo talks to about being her Valentine throughout the story, but each of them say no, refusing because of their differences in interests. This saddens Hippo, but she doesn’t give up on finding her perfect match. She knows she is different than other animals, but surely there is some animal out there who will suit her. She is big, pink, and has a beautiful smile. Will she find that one true love?
The authors of Who Will Be My Valentine This Year? are also the authors of Who Will Haunt My House on Halloween? and Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight? This story follows the pattern of their other books, bringing in unique animals and outrageous possibilities. Fans will be reassured with their similarities. Who Will Be My Valentine This Year? is a story that speaks of differences, friendship, and acceptance. Children between the ages of 4–8 will be mightily entertained by Hippo’s quest.