Valentine and His Violin
By Philip Hopman
(Lemniscaat USA, Hardcover, 9781935954170, 1pp.)
Publication Date: September 2012
A humorous cacophonous picture book by the illustrator of "Tom the Tamer. "Valentine believes he has a special knack with his violin and he is entirely right--just not in the way he expects. He practices and practices, but he only succeeds in making more noise than music. Audiences at home don't appreciate him and Valentine takes his violin to seek his fortune. As it happens, there are times when Valentine's peculiar talent can solve particularly pesky problems.