Ruby Valentine and the Sweet Surprise

From the Series Ruby Valentine

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

For Ruby Valentine, two pets means twice the love!

There’s a new addition in the Valentine house: a kitten! He’s soft and sweet, and Ruby is happy to have him. But not everyone shares Ruby’s enthusiasm. Lovebird’s feathers are more than a little ruffled. And when Valentine’s Day arrives, both animals try to outdo each other to show Ruby how much they love her. Ruby’s favorite day quickly turns into a mess. Can Ruby find a way to show her pets that there’s room in her heart for two?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76138-873-9
$16.95 $12.71
978-1-46774-619-9
$34.65 $25.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-11-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.3
BISACS JUV017070, JUV039060, JUV000000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Lexile 580
ATOS Reading Level 3.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 168447
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“[T]he expressions of contempt that Avril conjures on Sweetie Pie and Lovebird’s faces offer a memorable reminder of the deep emotions associated with Valentine’s Day.” —Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“A good choice for Valentine’s Day as well as for kids who are coping with a new member of their household, whether animal or human.” —Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“This title will be a useful addition where holiday books are in demand or to address the needs of any child trying to adapt to a new sibling.” —School Library Journal

Author: Laurie Friedman

Laurie Friedman is the author of the popular Mallory series, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, and many award-winning picture books. She lives in Florida.

Illustrator: Lynne Avril

Lynne Avril grew up in Montana, but she has lived in Arizona for a long time. Lynne knew she would always be an artist, but when she was younger her other passion was for horses. As an adult, her other passion is playing the bass in blues bands. Lynne received a BA in Art from the University of Montana in Missoula, got married, has two grown children, and likes to spend as much time as possible in Paris, France.