Board book: 24 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books (December 16, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #323,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #145 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Valentine's Day #808 in Books > Children's Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels #7972 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life
Age Range: 2 - 4 years
Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
Lilly has one chocolate heart left from Valentine's Day, and it's bedtime, so where is the perfect, safe place to put her chocolate heart until tomorrow? This little bedtime dilemma has Lilly searching around her room for just the right place. Does she find it? In Henkes' eye candy, easy reading style he delights young readers with another of Lilly's fanciful tales. In a small board book, modest sentences pop off solid, colored backgrounds as Lily, the little white mouse, dances from page to page in search of the perfect place for her last chocolate heart. Like I said, it's easy reading and perfect for young ones with short attention spans, not to mention the pages are strong enough to survive the pulling, tugging and turning of small hands. Lilly's Chocolate Heart has the spirit to be a favorite, to be read over and over again. I can just hear a little voice repeating the last page by heart in a fit of laughter. There is one more book with Lilly (Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse) and other titles with little mice, such as Julius, Wemberly, Sheila Rae, Chester, and Owen.
My just-about-to-turn-six year old little girl (and fellow chocaholic) adores this book. We've read it so many times together that she knows each page by heart.Lilly is a cute little mouse who decides to save her last Valentine's Day chocolate heart. But where shall she put it? Where will it remain safe and clean? She searches throughout her home but nothing will do. It's far too dusty under the bed, the picture frames are too narrow (the heart will surely fall off & get lost!), the bookshelves are too crammed with books. Finally, Lilly decides the best place to keep the heart safe is inside her belly. When she's finished enjoying her last treat she wonders aloud when Valentine's Day will come around again.This is an adorable little hardback filled with charming drawings of Lilly's pastel world. I disagree that the packaging will turn off older kids. The light colored palette and lively drawings are exactly what attracted my daughter (well, that and the chocolate heart!). Boy's, however, will probably steer clear of this one ~ I know my son runs when we pull this one out :)
Very cute book. Bought it because my daughter's name is Lily. Great board book for a baby. My 11-month old loves books and has sat through reading this book for months now. Not too long. We love Kevin Henkes' books!
The children (age 3) loved this simple book. We read the book, then the following week, we read it again - with a red, foil wrapped chocolate heart in hand to follow along with the story. And... they all chose to eat their chocolate hearts, just like Lilly. Lots of opportunities for learning prediction, sequencing, position words, etc.
What is Valentine's Day without Chocolate? And what to do with the last one before bedtime? I think you know the answer... This book will appeal to older audiences even though it is a boardbook because of the use of clever adjectives. Children need words to describe their world and Lilly and Kevin Henkes give them those words. Pleasant reading that makes you want to read more about Lilly.
my daughter's name is lily so we have all the henke books, but this is her favorite. we read it every night. lilly (the mouse) manages to finally find the perfect place for her chocolate heart, and then wonders "when is it valentines day again?" i love the way henke writes and my 2 yr old loves lily, owen and all his characters! its win win!
my 2 year daughter had several friends over for a valentine party. we gave these books as party favors. everyone was thrilled!
I bought this book for my granddaughters for Valentine's Day along with some chocolate hearts. It was fun reading the book and unwrapping the red foil heart just like Lilly. Cute book all year long, too.
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