Henry and the Valentine Surprise

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Viking, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
Just before Valentine's Day, Henry and his classmates discover a heart-shaped box on their teacher Mr. McCarthy's desk. Who's it for? As the students spy on Mr. McCarthy, they see him talking to the playground monitor, smiling at the lunch lady, and eating with the French teacher! How many girlfriends does Mr. McCarthy have? When Henry finally asks Mr. McCarthy just who that heart-shaped box is for'the class gets a big surprise!

Nancy Carlson's humorous text and candy-colored illustrations showcase just how sweet Valentine's Day can be.

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User Review  - Kirkus

When Henry and his classmates find a heart-shaped box on Mr. McCarthy's desk, Sydney wonders whether "Mr. McCarthy has a girlfriend." Nonsense, according to Henry: "Teachers don't have girlfriends ... Read full review

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User Review  - patsila - LibraryThing

This is your every day Valentine's Day book. My only issue with it, and with so many others, is all the focus that is put on the whole girlfriend/boyfriend thing. I just don't think that needs to be ... Read full review


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About the author (2008)

Nancy Carlson has published over sixty books for children. She is one of the few people who knew even back in kindergarten what she wanted to do for a living: make pictures and tell stories! Her books have been Reading Rainbow selections, she won the Children's Choice Award from IRA and CBC, and she won the Minnesota Children's Museum Great Friends to Kids Award. She lives with her family in Minnesota.

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