Since Anna’s nickname is Mouse, we definitely read our fair share of books with mice as main characters. We own practically every book from Laura Numeroff Mouse series, and this one is a wonderful new addition to the series. Mouse is making Valentines for his friends and his Valentines reflect something that he likes about each of them, so all the characters from the series are present in this book.
I gave Anna several different options to make Valentines for her two best friends, but she quickly chose to paint on wood for both. She loves the projects that come with small set of paints, and I got those sets at Michael’s. She chose to paint an angel for her girl friend and got all excited with red paint. I had to convince her to try for more colors with the heart that she selected for her boy friend. As you can see, she was very pleased with her efforts, and she also wrote her name on the other side with the marker once the Valentines dried out.
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