A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Little ones can easily grasp and enjoy the rhyming scheme and name the various animals and the familiar noises they make.
Celebrating a card-giving holiday is fun. It's nice to let your friends know you care about them and value their friendship. It's reassuring to find out your friends didn't forget about you and your feelings.
Positive Role Models
Blue is kind and thorough doing the job of delivering the Valentines. The animals are cheerful and kind, planning a nice holiday surprise for Blue to acknowledge and celebrate their friendship.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Little Blue Truck's Valentine is part of Alice Schertle's bestselling Little Blue Truck series. True to form, the kind, helpful truck delivers Valentine cards to all his barnyard friends. But will he get any? Young readers will enjoy finding out. Valentines throughout the book are in foil, adding to the special holiday feeling, and there's a gate-folded page at the end to amplify the final surprise.
Is It Any Good?
This cute holiday picture book emphasizes friendship, caring, and thinking of others' feelings. Little Blue Truck's Valentine is a charming outing with friendly Blue and his animal friends. Fun cartoon art suits the sweet and simple plot that drives home a warm message.
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