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This Is Not a Valentine

Written by Carter Higgins & illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins
Published by Chronicle Books
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Dec 26, 2017
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4-8
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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.

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Who Wrote This Is Not a Valentine

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Carter Higgins

Carter Higgins is the author of a A Rambler Steals Home (HMH) and three picture books from Chronicle Books: This is Not a Valentine (Lucy Ruth Cummins), Everything You Need For a Treehouse (Emily Hughes), and the forthcoming Bikes for Sale (Zachariah Ohora). She is an Emmy-winning visual effects and motion graphics artist and spent a decade as an elementary school librarian. She writes about picture books and graphic design at her blog, Design of the Picture Book. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @carterhiggins.

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Who Illustrated This Is Not a Valentine

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Lucy Ruth Cummins

Lucy Ruth Cummins is an author, an illustrator, and an art director of children’s books. Her debut picture book, A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, an Irma Black Honor Book, and an ALA Notable Book. She is also the illustrator of This Is Not a Valentine, written by Carter Higgens. She lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn, New York. Her favorite food is the french fry.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781452153742
Publication Date:
December 26, 2017
Word Count:
473
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2016054935
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
987302387
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1452153744
Lexile® Level:
580L
ATOS® Book Level:
3.1
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
196067
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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