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The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever | Book Spotlight

The Children’s Book Review
Published: January 12, 2013

Yuckiest Stinkiest low res (2)Brenda Ferber’sThe Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever; illustrated by Tedd Arnold.

Even boys will fall in love with this valentine!

Reading level: Ages 3-8

Hardcover: 32 pages


Leon has a crush. A let-her-cut-in-line-at-the-water-fountain kind of crush. And he’s got the perfect valentine. But this valentine has no intention of getting caught up in any romantic conspiracy. “Love is yucky, kid! Valentine’s Day is all about CANDY!” the card yells at Leon, before leaping out the window and running away, leaving Leon to chase it across town, collecting interested kids along the way.

Here is a hilarious take on the holiday that boys love to hate, the most complex holiday of them all. Saying “I love you” has never been so yucky or so sweet.

To learn more about the author and illustrator, visit: http://www.brendaferber.com and http://teddarnoldbooks.com.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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