She writes me love poems, full of words like adore. Then she sticks on red hearts, she bought at the store.
A hilarious rhyming story about a little boy who is fed up with the loving attentions of the little girl who sits next to him. But when the girl in question, Jennifer Jones, goes away, our hero realises how much he misses her. Soon he's the one buying red hearts at the store.
You'll fall in love too with this heart-warming and highly amusing story coupled with Neal Layton's witty and quirky illustrations.
Winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2004, The Stockport Children's Book Award 2004 and the Portsmouth Children's Book Award 2005.
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A clever, funny and tender take on (very) young love. Layton's exuberant, scratchy line drawings, with clever photographic collages, are witty and charming - Financial Times
Beautifully styled, witty . . . Both children and adults will enjoy the humour of the story that is bright and funny . . . I highly recommend this book for your own little Valentine! - Eastern Daily Press
A sweet, funny tale of the boy-girl dynamic, written in jovial rhyme - Junior
Neal Layton’s sketchy illustrations capture lots of contrasting emotions and draw the reader in to Frieda Wishinsky’s sweet rhyming story - The Scotsman
A very funny book. . . . Heart-warming - Bournemouth Daily Echo
Lovely through and through . . . It's a cheery picture book with oodles of charm - West Sussex Gazette
A sweet tale about friendship and the boy/girl relationship - Birmingham Post
You will fall in love with this heart-warming and highly amusing story - Burnley Express
About the Author
Frieda Wishinsky is a popular Canadian children's author who has written funny and sensitive books to wide acclaim in the USA and Canada. This is her first book for RHCB.
Neal Layton was born and raised in Chichester, West Sussex but has since lived in Newcastle, Brighton, London, Slough and Glasgow. He now lives in Portsmouth with his family. He uses all sorts of different media to make his illustrations: pencils, paint, pens, ink, pieces of collage, biros, photocopiers, cameras, a computer, bits of stick, old toothbrushes, dough, hair, leaves, anything that comes to hand ...
Neal is the illustrator of the Emily Brown series (Orchard) and the Oscar and Arabella series (Hodder)