This was an adorable story where we meet Olive, a little boy who is scared of the Valentine’s Day celebrations at school. He’s got it in his head that he’ll have to get married at this party, and he wants NOTHING to do with that! Olive’s mom helps him understand what Valentine’s Day is all about, LOVE, not getting married through a fun story!
I thought this was such a cute story! Olive’s mom is really supportive of his fears and helps him feel better. It’s a great story about what Valetine’s Day is, and it also shows children it’s okay to be afraid. I liked that Olive was able to open up to his mom and share his worries. It showed readers that they can share their fears with loved ones too!
I would recommend this one for early elementary readers!
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Olive is a sweet elementary school boy who is afraid to go to school on Valentine’s Day. . .because he thinks he’ll have to get married! Olive’s mom joins in his fight to defeat the “princess of love,” but along the way he learns an even bigger lesson, discovering the true meaning of love.
Olive and the Valentine’s Spell is an inspiring children’s book for all ages that shines a humorous light on Valentine’s Day and overcoming your fears.
Just the Facts:
Olive and the Valentine’s Spell by Helen Millman
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Publisher: Mascot Kids
Pub Date: February 1, 2022
Children’s author Helen Millman is a loving wife and mom. Her three young boys continually inspire her with their wild adventures and vivid imaginations. They even helped inspire her to write her new book, Olive and the Valentine’s Spell!
While living in Vero Beach, FL, she spends her time writing, reading, singing, and growing through her life’s experiences. She knows the importance of “seeing the bright side of life” and encourages her readers to “choose love, even when it seems impossible”. A friendly, optimist Helen has always loved to read to her own children and remembers how much her imaginative voices really helped bring the stories to life. She invites her readers to gather with a beloved book, for it truly is one of the best places to snuggle, giggle, imagine, and make unforgettable memories – together.
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I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.