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Melvin's Valentine (Jon Scieszka's Trucktown)

3.27  ·  Rating Details ·  77 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Melvin worries his way around Trucktown trying to find out who gave him a valentine. After everyone he asks says no, little Rita beeps her way to Melvin's attention. Did she give Melvin the valentine?
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Simon Spotlight (first published December 1st 2009)
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Emerson and Theodore
Typical Scieszka Trucktown c-r-a-p. He liked it though.
Jennifer Dudley
Super cute story for Valentine's. Great repetition for emergent readers.
Melvin tries to figure out who left him a valentine. He asks all the truck town regulars, and none will admit it's theirs. When the giver is finally reveled, it confirms a romance that we all knew was there.

Not as funny as other Trucktown books, but the sweet romance woven in pulls this into a 3.5 star rating.
These trucks have lots of personality, the story is fun with pictures and text giving some information to the reader that the character misses. Very simple words, great for very early readers and boys.
We like Melvin Might better than this one, although E likes to "Beep beep" along with Rita. This one is better for younger kids than Melvin Might because there aren't as many words.
Dec 30, 2013 Shannon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Tee hee, tee hee, cutesy little Rita trails after her true love, who is SO WORRIED because he can't figure out who gave it to him.
This early reader is good for Valentine's Day and for reluctant or very early readers. The repetition and the fact that there are not many words on each page make the book accessible.
Dec 07, 2016 Lynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like the expressive illustrations, for grades PK-1. The story has Melvin trying to find out who gave him a valentine. Sweet beginning reader.
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Jon Scieszka is a writer and teacher. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and two children. Occasionally he has been known to howl at the full moon. --from the dust jacket of "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs"

Jon Scieszka is also the author of the best-selling ALA Notable Book, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, as well as Knights of the Kitchen Table, and The Not-So-Jolly Roger
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