Mirabel’s Missing Valentines
Published by Sterling Publishing / 2018
Ages 3–8
Illustrated by Olivia Chin Mueller

About The Book

It’s Valentine’s Day! But when shy Mirabel heads to school, her homemade valentines fall out of her bag. Townsfolk are delighted to find her lovely cards, and friendships form when the cards are returned. A heartwarming tale that shows that the more you give, the more you receive.

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Info, Awards, and Reviews

…Rhyming stanzas keep the pace peppy, while cute, vibrant cartoon illustrations depict the doe-eyed animal characters in idyllic settings. This entertaining read showcases relatable worries about valentine giving, and offers supportive messages about finding confidence and how the holiday can lead to serendipitous new friends. – Booklist

…[A] snug community…in this kind story about overcoming anxiety through practice.
Publishers Weekly

…Lawler’s rhyming text is a pleasure to read. Using muted colors and plenty of detail, Mueller’s digital illustrations are warm and cozy with a small town feel…VERDICT This sweetly inspiring story of a timid mouse stepping outside her comfort zone is a winner. Great for Valentine’s or any day. – School Library Journal

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