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Will You Be My Valentine?
Will You Be My Valentine
Author: Steven Kroll, Lillian Hoban (Illustrator)
Thomas is making his favorite girl a special Valentine. But Gretchen doesn't like Thomas. She acts unfriendly, and he throws his Valentine into the trash. How Thomas and Gretchen sort out their true feelings for one another makes a delightful holiday story.
ISBN-13: 9780590256094
ISBN-10: 0590256092
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 30
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Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Book Type: Unknown Binding
Other Versions: Audio Cassette
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A preschool teacher instructs her students to each make a valentine for another classmate. Thomas draws Gretchen's name and while she is his favorite girl in the class, the feeling is not mutual. In fact, Thomas and Gretchen do not share many interests, it seems, until his mother arranges for a Saturday play date at his house. While incredibly predictable, the story offers positive ways that young children can resolve differences. The gentle text, combined with Hoban's charming illustrations, is a surefire winner for the picture-book set, not just for Valentine's Day, but as a model for forging friendships at any age.
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