Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Jack Prelutsky
Illustrator: Marylin Hafner
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Valentine’s Day is either highly anticipated or dreaded by people. Some young students make valentines for their teachers, and others make them for their pets. It’s Valentine’s Day is a short book for beginning readers that is full of humorous poems about February 14th. This book captures Valentine’s Day traditions, including making mailboxes to hold your classroom valentines. Some poems are just a few lines long, while others cover a few pages. This book will bring back lots of memories of Valentine’s Days of the past.
Marylin Hafner uses pen and watercolor illustrations to decorate each page. The illustrations are very detailed and capture every emotion a child might have on Valentine’s Day. The table of contents makes this book easy to navigate. It is an I Can Read! Level 3 book, which is perfect for young readers to read by themselves. The rhythm and rhymes will make this book extra fun to read and easy to decode. Children will be inspired to write their own Valentine’s Day poems after reading this book.