Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Petal and Poppy and the Mystery Valentine by Lisa Clough and Ed Briant -- OPTIONAL

Clough, Lisa and Ed Briant Petal and Poppy and the Mystery Valentine. EARLY READER. Green Light Readers (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), 2014. Content: G.

It's Valentine's Day, and both Petal and Poppy have received anonymous valentines. The thing is, neither of them gave the other a thing for the holiday. Who could be their mysterious gift-giver?

This is a cute beginning graphic novel with a fun mystery. However, the conclusion is anti-climactic and random, as the mystery valentine seems to have little to do with the rest of the story. It really could have been anybody delivering the surprises. That takes away a lot from the fun of the revelation and weakens the story quite a bit.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Caryn

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