Friday, February 1, 2019

"Mirabel's Missing Valentines" is a Cute New Release from Sterling Children's Books That Will Teach Kids a Valuable Lesson About Giving and Kindess! (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Have your kids come home with a letter from the teacher about an upcoming Valentine's Day part for their class?  Even though my girls don't go to public school, as I homeschool, then still get to participate in fun holiday parties with their friends through different homeschool groups and co ops we are apart of.  They love Valentine's Day as they love arts and crafts and making unique cards to hand out to friends.  And, what kid doesn't love to come home with a box/bag full of cards they got from their friends and classmates?  My girls love it, and love to display their favorite Valentines on their doors, for all to admire.

Recently, I was sent a copy of "Mirabel's Missing Valentines" written by Janet Lawler is the perfect book for teachers and families to read to their children.  It is about a little mouse named Mirabel who dilly dallies on the way to school and ends up losing her handmade cards through a hole in her bag.  The cards are found my townspeople, and they end up brightening up their days.  This rhyming story will delight kids of all ages, as they read all about Mirabel's missing valentines, and learn a valuable lesson -- the more you give, the more you receive.  

Mirabel had no idea the impact her cards made on the townspeople who found them. And, on her way home they tuck more valentines in her bag for her to find.  This really is a cute Valentine's story that kids of all ages (as well as adults) will enjoy.  There is also a discussion guide you can print out and use along with this book.  The discussion guide includes pre-reading discussion questions, as well as suggested approach to the text, followed by some fun writing and math activities, kids in grades K-2 will enjoy.

I can't stop raving about this cute book with friends and family, and will be bringing this to one of our Valentine's Day parties, so that we can share it with the girls' friends, before they do their Valentines exchanges.

More About this Book:

"It’s Valentine’s Day! But when shy little Mirabel heads off to school, all the valentines she’s made fall out of her bag.  Townsfolk are delighted when they find her lovely notes, but will Mirabel get them back before it’s too late?  MIRABEL’S MISSING VALENTINES (December 2018) by Janet Lawler is a wonderful tale of kindness and overcoming insecurities – sure to make its way into children’s hearts this Valentine’s Day!"

Pub Date: 12/4/2018
ISBN: 9781454927396
Price: $16.95 / $22.95 CAN
Format: Hardcover Picture Book
Pages: 32 pages, all in color
Trim: 8 x 10 Inches
Territories: World
Category: Juvenile / Picture Books
Age Range: 3 to 7
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

About the Author:

Janet Lawler is an award-winning author whose books have been licensed into the Scholastic Book Clubs and been featured selections of the Children's Book of the Month Club. Her first picture book, If Kisses Were Colors (Dial, 2003), has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Hebrew, and Korean. Her most recent picture books include Ocean Counting (Nat’l. Geo. 2013; NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book), Love Is Real (HarperCollins, 2014), and Rain Forest Colors (Nat’l. Geo., fall 2014; starred Kirkus review). Learn more about Janet at
About the Illustrator:

Olivia Chin Mueller attended the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives in Providence, RI. Learn more about Olivia at and follow her @ocmillustration.

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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