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|Ruby Valentine saves the day|
Author: Friedman, Laurie B.
Ruby invites everyone to a grand Valentine's Day party at her mountaintop home, but when a blizzard keeps her guests away, she decides to take the party into town.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.20
Points: .5 Quiz: 139012
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 2.20
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 51492
Common Core Standards
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Craft & Structure
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
School Library Journal (12/01/10)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 12/01/2010 K-Gr 3—The protagonist from Love, Ruby Valentine (Carolrhoda, 2006) has moved to the mountains, but her love of Valentine's Day and her quest for perfection remain unchanged. She plans a Valentine's Day party with the help of Lovebird, her pet cockatoo with pink crest feathers. Splattered with pink and hearts, the cartoon art is joyful and energetic while the landscapes have a Seuss-like quality. Ruby bakes, cleans, and wraps up her goodies to share, but the cold air rolls in and all her planning comes to naught. No one can make it up the mountain after a snowstorm so she must come up with a solution, with a little help from Lovebird. This good-natured story shows what really matters during holidays: spending time with people you love. It's a good choice for anyone looking for a girls-only Valentine's Day story with a clearly stated message about sharing time rather than money.—Sara Lissa Paulson, American Sign Language and English Lower School PS 347, New York City - Copyright 2010 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 01/01/2011 In this follow-up to Love, Ruby Valentine (2006), as another Valentine’s Day approaches, Ruby and her cockatoo, Lovebird, fix up the house and send out party invites. When snow keeps the guests from getting up the hill, bird and girl set out by sled to take the party to town. The simple rhyme scheme gets a bit tedious, but the story is as warm as the fire over which people are roasting marshmallows at the book’s conclusion. Avril’s ink-and-and-watercolor pictures, highlighted with pinks and reds, go for both tenderness and giggles and get readers into the spirit of this special day. - Copyright 2011 Booklist.