Valentines come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some are homemade and some are store-bought. Some are funny and some are not. Sam wants to give just the right valentine to the most popular girl in the class, Tiffany. But what kind is the right kind? Mary Ann helps Sam figure out how to make all sorts of valentines. But will Tiffany even notice Sam if he gives her a special valentine?
Laura Malone Elliott and Lynn Munsingers charming story shows how the best friends are often the ones you may not know you haveuntil Valentines Day!and even a simple string of hearts can show a friend how special he is.
About the Author
Laura Malone Elliott is the author of the award-winning Hunter's Best Friend at School, Hunter's Big Sister, Hunter & Stripe and the Soccer Showdown, and the first story about Sam and Mary Ann, A String of Hearts, also illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. As L. M. Elliott, she has written books for older readers, including the highly praised Under a War-Torn Sky; its sequel, A Troubled Peace; Flying South; Annie, Between the States; and Give Me Liberty. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children.
Lynn Munsinger was born in Massachusetts. She has illustrated more than ninety books for children -- bringing Wodney Wat, Tacky the Penguin, a porcupine named Fluffy, the Teeny Tiny Ghost, and Ogden Nash's "Custard the Dragon" to charming life. Her watercolor illustrations have been praised for their "classic quality" ("Publishers Weekly") and "mix of wry humor and affection" ("Booklist").
“The delightful title sets the tone for this sweet story of friendship. A lovely Valentine story about the real meaning of friendship.”
-School Library Journal
“Munsinger and Elliott sensitively convey classroom popularity dynamics and Valentine’s Day butterflies; the moment when Sam realizes that it’s Mary Ann he really likes should touch even Valentine’s Day grouches.”