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The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever

The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever Cover

The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever

By Brenda A. Ferber; Tedd Arnold (Illustrator)

Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803735057, 32pp.

Publication Date: December 6, 2012


Even boys will fall in love with this valentine!

Leon has a crush. A let-her-cut-in-line-at-the-water-fountain kind of crush. And he's got the perfect valentine. But this valentine has no intention of getting caught up in any romantic conspiracy. "Love is yucky, kid! Valentine's Day is all about CANDY!" the card yells at Leon, before leaping out the window and running away, leaving Leon to chase it across town, collecting interested kids along the way.

Here is a hilarious take on the holiday that boys love to hate, the most complex holiday of them all. Saying "I love you" has never been so yucky or so sweet.

About the Author
Brenda Ferber lives in Deerfield, Illinois.

Tedd Arnold lives in Elmira, New York.

Praise For The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever

"Get ready to enjoy a laugh-out-loud, fast-paced adventure involving a secret crush, a runaway valentine with an attitude and lots of candy."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"With its creative story line and upbeat writing, this picture book is a must for holiday collections."
-School Library Journal

"Navigates the palm-sweating sweetness of first love with tenderness, humorously echoed by Arnold's nervy graphics."
-Publishers Weekly

"...a boisterous, just-sweet-enough comic caper."
-The New York Times