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Where’s Nicky’s Valentine? A Lift-the-flap Book

Where’s Nicky’s Valentine? A Lift-the-flap Book

Harriet Ziefert
Illustrator:  Richard Brown 
Novelty Book
For ages 2 to 4
Blue Apple Books, 2002   ISBN: 978-1929766727

Nicky is delivering Valentine’s Day cards to his friends and we can help him find them by opening doors and lifting bedcovers. Nicky makes so many people happy; there is the little dog in the red dog house, the old lady, the little baby in its stroller, the children in the bed, and the man working on his car - all of them get a card from Nicky.

Then Nicky goes to the post box to see who sent him a Valentine’s Day card and oh no... there is nothing there! Have all Nicky’s friends forgotten him on this special day?

This simple little lift-the-flap book illustrated in bright and bold colours tells a loving Valentine’s story in which a kindness does not go unnoticed. Nicky’s generosity reminds us that Valentine’s Day gives us the opportunity to make lost of people around us happy.