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This Is Not a Valentine

By Carter Higgins ; Illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins
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This book is not a valentine. It doesn't have lacey edges or sugary hearts. But it is full of lucky rocks, secret hiding spots, and gumball machine treasures. This is a book about waiting in line and wishing for cinnamon buns. About recognizing th...
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"This is the perfect kids' Valentine's Day read for the #MeToo era. In this heartwarmingly funny children's book, a boy mulls over the perfect gift to give to his friend-who-is-a-girl (not a girlfriend!), and he makes just the right choice. Why? Because he pays attention to who she is and pledges to be her friend always, not just on Valentine’s Day."
—Entertainment Weekly

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This book is not a valentine. It doesn't have lacey edges or sugary hearts. But it is full of lucky rocks, secret hiding spots, and gumball machine treasures. This is a book about waiting in line and wishing for cinnamon buns. About recognizing that if you care so much about someone not thinking you care, maybe you really do. But wait—isn't that exactly what love is about? Maybe this book is sort of a valentine after all. A testament to handmade, wacky, bashful, honest love—sure to win over the hearts of all readers—this offering from debut picture book author Carter Higgins and children's book veteran Lucy Ruth Cummins is the perfect gift to celebrate every relationship, from parent to child, sibling to sibling, partner to partner, crush to crush.
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 48
Size: 8 x 8 S
Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Publication Date: 12/26/2017
ISBN: 9781452153742

Carter Higgins is an elementary school librarian book blogger and graphic designer. She is the creator of the Design of the Picture Book blog. This is her first picture book. She lives in Los Angeles California.

"This is the perfect kids' Valentine's Day read for the #MeToo era. In this heartwarmingly funny children's book, a boy mulls over the perfect gift to give to his friend-who-is-a-girl (not a girlfriend!), and he makes just the right choice. Why? Because he pays attention to who she is and pledges to be her friend always, not just on Valentine’s Day."
Entertainment Weekly