This Is Not a Valentine + An Emily Arrow Song!


by me, illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins (Chronicle Books, 2017)

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This post is not a valentine, but I’m here to wish you the happiest of them. Thank you for celebrating this book so well with us!

And here’s an extra special treat:

Emily! The sweetest gift.

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  • Posted February 13, 2018 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    That song is so much fun!

  • Posted February 13, 2018 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    We’l be reading THIS IS NOT A VALENTINE to my son’s class at his Valentine party tomorrow!

  • Posted February 13, 2018 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Adorable and made me smile, start to finish – and the song! Well. You are everyone’s valentine with that. Best of everything a book can bring, Carter and Lucy!

  • Jilanne Hoffmann
    Posted February 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Emily’s song is awesome! Looking forward to reading your book! Now that we no just what it’s not, LOL.

  • Sue Leopold
    Posted February 15, 2018 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    So fun, sweet, and creative!