Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Wong Herbert Lee
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Mouse and Mole are neighbors and friends. Mouse is preparing for Valentine’s Day, and she can’t help but get a happy feeling inside when she thinks about Mole. They make valentines together and then go out to deliver them to their other animal friends. They each end up sending each other on a wild goose chase to find out who is leaving valentine surprises for the other. In the end, Mouse and Mole reveal themselves and end the day in a lovely dance.
Mouse and Mole: Secret Valentine is a book with four short chapters about a sweet mouse and a friendly mole. Each page has multiple adorable illustrations created using ink and watercolor. This book is perfect for beginning readers, but also great for parents to read to their children around Valentine’s Day. Children will learn what half a dozen means, as well as how to make perfectly symmetrical hearts and glittery valentines.