Friday, February 10, 2012
With Valentine's Day (c. 2001) illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell, author Anne Rockwell weaves the idea of pen-pal communication with the Mrs. Madoff's classroom tradition of making Valentine's cards.
This story immediately catches our young audience's attention as each page details each student's unique Valentine's card creation. Written from the perspective of an elementary school aged boy named Sam, the Rockwells' book begs to be read a second time -- so the reader better understands the connection of each custom Valentine card in relation to the receiver. After you read it twice, the kids will want to hear more.
I want to give a shout out to all my readers out their who hunt for "boy" books . . . here's a Valentine's Day read specifically delivered from a boy's viewpoint and sensibility.
By the way, Anne Rockwell and Lizzy Rockwell make up a charming mother-daughter team. To find out more about them, check out Lizzy Rockwell's webpage: http://www.lizzyrockwell.com and Anne Rockwell's webage: http://www.annerockwell.com. And to check out other book recommendations by Anne and Lizzy Rockwell found on Read Me A Story click on each image: