Alison Jackson spent most of her life putting books written by
others on the shelves at the libraries at which she worked, some may have been her own. Besides being a skilled librarian, Jackson has also authored many books for kids since her first s
tory was published in 1990. Seven years later, she had buying viagra several picture books, including this great holiday story.
The Ballad of Valentine is an aptly named book because it is a
hilarious story about a dreamy girl named Valentine set to the familiar folk song Clementine. You know the one: “Oh my darling, oh my darling, oh my darling, Clementine.” Yes, that one. Well, Valentine is a girl who keeps looking past the things that are right in front of her face, like the love letters sent by an admirer. She spends the day doing chores at her mountain cabin while her ardent suitor works hard to ask her an important question by trying to pass along the message in his messages of love. These love letters aren’t just written on pen and paper. This smitten wooer uses everything from Morse code and skywriting to smoke signals in order to reveal his true feelings for the sweet girl. The tale of this lovesick
suitor’s repeated attempts to get the attraction of his sweetheart is brought to life by the illustrations done by Tricia Tusa. These colorful, cheerful drawings are complimented by the creative text used to tell the suitor’s story. The silly snapshots will make your kids giggle from the beginning of the book to the very last page and keep them engaged throughout the 32-page book. This sweet, silly tale is just perfect for little ones as well as their parents to read on the day that celebrates love the most during the year. The Ballad of Valentine is a great read for daytime readings or when you’re tucking your little sweetheart in at night, and it is ideal for any Valentine’s Day reading programs. With its familiar tune and catchy verses, your 4- to 8-year-olds will be begging for reading after reading. Yes, even the boys!