Friday, February 10, 2012

Children's Book Review: Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink

As much as I was never a big fan of Valentine's Day, having kids changed that. It's a lot of fun watching the kids write out their valentines and bake special treats for class parties. Valentine's Day is approaching soon and we are busy reading lots of Valentine's Day books to get us in the spirit of the holiday!  Here is our first read:

Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink

Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink
Written by: Diane deGroat
Published by:  HarperTrophy, 1996
32 pages

When Gilbert writes two not-so-nice valentines to his classmates, his prank quickly turns into pandemonium. But there's always time for a change of heart on Valentine's Day.

* Although this book is an oldie (published more than 15 years ago), I was pleasantly surprised to find out it is a goodie!  The valentine poems that Gilbert writes to his classmates are cute, although two are not so nice.  I think that this book also has a good message that if you do something mean, other people may find out and may not like it.   When Gilbert's friends found out that he wrote the mean poems no one wanted to eat lunch with him or play with him at recess.  It also shows that if you make a mistake you can be forgiven, as Gilbert finds out when he makes two nicer valentines.  The kids enjoyed this book.

Family Rating:  1 1/2 thumbs up.

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