Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Review: Duck and Hippo The Secret Valentine

Summary: Join Duck, Hippo, and their friends as they uncover their secret valentines!

It’s Valentine’s Day, and something curious is going on. As the birds tweet their love songs, Hippo and his friends Elephant, Pig, and Turtle each receive mysterious, unsigned Valentine’s Day cards. Hippo wonders if his is from Duck; Elephant and Turtle think theirs are from Pig; and Pig dreams that hers is from Turtle. The cards tell the friends to come to the park at four o’clock to meet their valentines—so they’ll find out soon enough! As the clock ticks away, the friends wonder—and dream—about their valentines and make special preparations. But when they arrive…SURPRISE!

This Valentine’s Day might not go exactly the way they expected, but one thing is certain: being friends with Duck and Hippo is always a special treat! -- Two Lions

Valentine's Day is almost here so it's a great time to share the adorable picture book DUCK AND HIPPO: THE SECRET VALENTINE by Jonathan London and illustrated by Andrew Joyner. This book, starring the famous duo Duck and Hippo, is perfect for fans of this series... and also perfect for those kids who are new to these books.

DUCK AND HIPPO: THE SECRET VALENTINE is so cute. Love is definitely in the air as Hippo, Turtle, Pig, and Elephant all receive Valentine's Day cards from a mysterious someone requesting their presence in the park at 4:00. Of course, Hippo is hoping the card is from Duck while the others are busy guessing who their secret admirer is.

Each of the characters loves the anticipation as they get ready for the secret rendezvous; however, the best treat is what they find when they get to the park!

I love the Duck and Hippo books and I especially love what these books represent. Duck and Hippo are an unlikely duo, but they represent the real meaning of friendship. DUCK AND HIPPO: THE SECRET VALENTINE is extremely cute because it builds anticipation for readers. The characters are obviously thrilled to be given the Valentine invitation, and they all prepare something extra-special for each other. As the time approaches when they can finally meet their secret Valentine, the characters (and the readers) can feel the excitement. It's a sweet story with a little surprise and a fantastic message about friendship!

Check out this adorable book trailer:

If you still want more Duck and Hippo, you can find a downloadable activity page here.

Thanks to Blue Slip Media for providing a review copy of this book.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Now I'm wondering what's going on at the park. This sounds adorable!