Book Title: Cindi's Chocolate Valentine by Beverley Reichman
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 36 pages
Genre: Children's Book
Publisher: Book Baby
Release date: January, 2022
Content Rating: Rated G. Suitable for everyone
Cindi isn’t sure about this holiday called Valentine’s Day, but after her people pair dress her up like a flamingo and take her for a walk in front of her friends, and her handsome new neighbor dog, Chip, she doesn’t like it at all! She and her BFF, Pitty Pat, have been watching Chip ever since he moved next door. She wants to meet him, but not like this! Have you ever changed your mind about something? In this outrageously funny story, meet some of Cindi’s fur-friends and find out if she changes her mind about Valentine’s Day.
Cindi’s Chocolate Valentine is an especially SPECIAL book because it features 17 pets that were chosen as winners in the Cindi Features a New Friend contest last summer. As you can imagine, their ‘people families’ are beyond excited about their pets being part of the story. They had over 750 pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, hedgehogs, and even a chicken, goat, donkey and monkey enter the contest!
Review: What was that sound? And why were there flowers and pink balloons everywhere? It’s Valentine’s Day!
In this little story, Cindi the dog and her housemate, Pitty Pat, learn all about the holiday of love, which meant donning silly scarfs and flowery caps. Such confusion all around. As soon as the two went outside, they noticed everyone staring and laughing at them. Well, of course, look how they were dressed.
But when a certain handsome dog that Cindi’s had her eye on takes notice, suddenly, it didn’t seem so bad. It certainly changed her mind about Valentine’s Day.
This was a nice, little story. The images were simple, colorful, and child-like with their basic shapes and strokes of crayon. A good read!
Rating: 4 stars
Beverley Reichman is a devoted mom, retired elementary school teacher and author. She co-authored her first book, Justice and Honor for My Sister: The Story of Margie Grey in 2018 and published her first children’s book, Kevin Can, in 2019. The second book in her Kevin series, Kevin is a Smart Cookie, and the first book in her popular Cindi the Teenie Chiweenie series were published in 2020. Her delightful and beautifully illustrated Cindi book series include: Cindi’s Chocolate Valentine, Cindi and Sparkles Howl-oween Ghoulfriends and Cindi’s Christmas Kitten Surprise, which earned a 5-Star Readers’ Favorite review.
Beverley teaches, tutors, and mentors children and shares with them her passion for learning, literature, living in faith, and experiencing life to its fullest. Beverley currently resides outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
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