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Ruby Valentine Saves the Day by Laurie B. Friedman

Published by Carolrhoda Books (An imprint of Lerner Publishing Group)

Pages: 32

Ages: 5-9

Publishers Summary: It’s Valentine’s Day and Ruby won’t let anything spoil the celebration! In this follow-up to the popular Love, Ruby Valentine, Ruby’s favorite day of the year rolls around again, and she and Lovebird work feverishly to plan the perfect party for everyone in Heartland. But when Valentine’s Day arrives, an unexpected snowstorm threatens to ruin all of Ruby’s plans. Will Ruby find a way to save the day, or will everyone in Heartland have to wait until next year to celebrate?

Another heartwarming tale of a girl who discovers the true meaning of Valentine’s Day.

Littlebug Speaks Up: “A bird! A bird! Ahhh…I love the birdie in this story! I also love the hearts and pink everywhere!

“Ruby is such a neat girl! She loves one of the best holidays ever and her last name is even the same. How neat is that?

“My favorite part is when they get on the sled and go down the hill. That would be so much fun! It’s too bad though that she doesn’t notice all the cards she made flying out the back of her sled. That would have made her trip even better than it ends up. In the end it is a great day and tons of fun for everyone. Now I need to make my own Valentine’s Day cards!”


Mom’s Two Cents: “Ruby is extremely excited! It’s her favorite day of the year and she’s just settling in to her new home in Heartland. With every hope of welcoming all her potential new friends, she and her devoted bird, Lovebird, make preparations for a celebratory party. When an unexpected snow storm unravels all of her early preparations she soon realizes that to celebrate she will have bring the party to her new neighbors. With a celebration that brings the town together Ruby celebrates Valentine’s Day in the only way she knows how.

Ruby Valentine Saves the Day is such a delightful read. Perfect for little ones getting ready to celebrate Valentine’s for their very first time. This was an incredibly fun book to introduce the kiddos to. They have each now asked about making our own Valentine’s Day card and treats. Ruby and her sweet little bird show that with a little creativity you can still have a fantastic time as long as there are friends around.

“Get ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the best way possible, with friends, as you journey with Ruby Valentine through the town of Heartland. With the help of her sweet Lovebird, Ruby sets out for a fantastic day with treats and cards and everything you can imagine. But what children will learn is that it’s not the things that matter, but the friends you have to spend the time with. This is the perfect book for this very loving day with kiddos.”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 2-8. Perfect for little ones, helping them to understand the value of those we love during those special occasions like Valentine’s Day.

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8 Responses to Book Review: Ruby Valentine Saves the Day by Laurie B. Friedman

  1. No, snow storms here in Ohio to spoil a Valentine’s Party, but my son almost missed his party because of an illness. Luckily, he was feeling much better this morning. I was worried last night though. He was so excited to pass out the valentines he made. I am so glad he was able to go.

    Happy Valentine’s Day – eat lots of chocolate!

    • Ahhh…thanks! Happy Valentine’s Day to you as well!

      I’m really glad he made it for his Valentine’s party at school, that really would be so sad after all that work! I remember those days and it was always so important. 🙂

  2. This looks so cute. Yet another kids book I want for me.

  3. Janelle says:

    We love this one just as much as the first Ruby Valentine. All the snow is melting here today! It’s a bright and sunny Valentine’s Day, thankfully!

  4. Gina says:

    It’s a small reading world after all. LOL. Totally agreed…this book was the cat’s meow and a great pick for all ages. Thanks for sharing! ^_^

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