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Title:
It's Valentine's Day

I can read! 3, Reading alone

I can read! 3, Reading alone.
Title:
It's Valentine's Day
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Publisher Info:
New York, NY : HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, [2013]
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series:
I can read! 3, Reading alone

I can read! 3, Reading alone.
General Note:
Pagination may vary.

Originally published: 1983 ; text copyright ©1983, 2013 ; illustrations copyright ©2013.
Abstract:
A re-illustrated collection of lighthearted Valentine poems includes such works as "I Made My Dog a Valentine" and "I Love You More Than Applesauce."
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It is Valentine's Day.

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Summary

Summary

These fourteen silly, sweet poems by nationally bestselling author Jack Prelutsky are perfect for Valentine's Day. This Level 4 I Can Read title is ideal for readers who are ready for wordplay, exciting themes, and fun vocabulary words!

Fourteen easy-to-read poems go straight to the heart--and the funny bone--of the fourteenth of February. Jack Prelutsky, the nation's first children's poet laureate and a popular and bestselling poet, does for Valentine's Day what he has already done for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween--and the results are delectable. Publishers Weekly said, "Cheers for Prelutsky, ingenious rhymester beloved by children who recognize themselves in collections like this." It's Valentine's Day! is illustrated in full color, and it is a perfect choice for independent readers as well as a perfect bridge to chapter books.


Author Notes

Jack Prelutsky, born on September 8, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, is primarily known as a poet for children but he is also a gifted musician, actor, photographer, sculptor and potter. Prelutsky studied at Hunter College for two years. He proposed to his future wife, Carolynn, on the day they met; she accepted the next day.

While growing up in Brooklyn, Prelutsky studied voice at The High School of Music and Art in New York and first planned to be an opera singer. However, he decided he did not have the drive to sing opera, and he became a folk singer. Later he tried his hand at drawing. For fun, he wrote some short poems and made some drawings, which became his first publication. He has since published numerous books of illustrated poetry and also provided illustrations for books by other writers, including many in translation.

Prelutsky never condescends to his young readers. He deals in verse with many imaginative creatures, but he also writes about people and problems such bullies, school, and fear of the dark. He is aware of the sound of his words and likes to perform his poetry to the accompaniment of the guitar. He visits schools and libraries to perform his work.

Jack Prelutsky is the recipient of numerous awards. In 1977 The Children's Book Council honored him for Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep. His other award-winners are The Mean Old Mean Hyena, The Headless Horseman Rides Tonight, and The New Kid on the Block. In 2006, the Poetry Foundation named Prelutsky the inaugural winner of the Children's Poet Laureate award. His book Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant and Other Poems (illustrated by Carin Berger) won the 2007 Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award of the Washington State Book Awards in the Picture Book category.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-If you have ever eaten the gift you meant to give to another, got caught in a third-grade love polygon, or had cherished property destroyed by pets, one of these 14 distinct poems by former Children's Poet Laureate Prelutsky will speak to you. In this new edition of Valentine's Day poems, Hafner's expressive illustrations update this collection with a bit more diversity of faces to introduce a new generation to these holiday gems. These images pair well with poems that are both funny and sweet, as Prelutsky's words aptly capture the age of early school years with poems set in the classroom, schoolyard, or home with odes to teachers, parents, pets, and "crummy" friends. Most poems translate well for this leveled reader, and rhythmic rhyming will help in decoding some of the more difficult words, but occasionally some vocabulary may be a bit challenging for a newly independent reader.-Danielle Jones, Multnomah County (OR) Library (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.