Reviews for Amelia Bedelia's First Valentine

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Fall
With the same literal view as the grown-up character, young Amelia finds a lot of things baffling. In this Valentine's Day story, Amelia wonders about "wearing your heart on your sleeve" and worries about being shot by Cupid's arrow. The humor falls flat most of the time, but the genial pink-heavy illustrations enhance the love fest. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Publishers Weekly Reviews 2010 January #1

Love is in the air for Amelia Bedelia, in the second story to feature the literal-minded heroine as a child. She gives away her card-playing mother's hand--"Look at all those valentines!"--and fixes valentine cards that confuse her (she puts a bandage across a broken heart on one that reads "Hi Heartbreaker!"). And when she leaves the valentines on the bus, she has to improvise using playing cards. Her ingenuous spirit will continue to capture hearts. Ages 4-8. (Dec.)

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