Thursday, February 14, 2019

Review - Peppa's Valentine's Day

Peppa's Valentine's Day (Peppa Pig)
by Courtney Carbone
illustrated by eOne
Date: 2017
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 24
Format: e-book
Source: library

Peppa Pig gets a pretty card in the mail from Zoe Zebra. It's a Valentine's Day card! Peppa learns about the meaning of Valentine's Day and decides to show all of her friends just how special they are to her.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This is, surprisingly, not terrible. I actually like it more than a non-fiction Valentine's Day picture book I read earlier today. It has just as little history about the holiday, but at least in this book there's a bit of a story.

When Peppa gets a valentine from her friend Zoe, she doesn't even know what it is. Her parents explain to her about the tradition of giving valentines, and then Mummy Pig suggests that they have a Valentine's Day party for the kids' friends (Mummy Pig is brave). So Peppa and Zoe set about delivering all the invitations. On the day of the party, all her friends show up and they dance, sing, and eat lots of sugar (Mummy Pig is very brave).

I'm still not a fan of the illustrations, but if kids like the TV show, they'll probably like the books based on it.

Overall, this isn't a terrible Valentine's Day picture book. It's not great, but it's certainly not the worst one I've read today.

Premise: 3/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 2/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall: 2.83 out of 5

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