Book Title: Olive and the Valentine's Spell by Helen Millman
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Release date: February 1, 2022
Content Rating: Rated G. Suitable for everyone
Olive is a sweet elementary school boy who is afraid to go to school on Valentine’s Day. . .because he thinks he’ll have to get married! Olive’s mom joins in his fight to defeat the “princess of love,” but along the way he learns an even bigger lesson, discovering the true meaning of love.
Olive and the Valentine’s Spell is an inspiring children’s book for all ages that shines a humorous light on Valentine’s Day and overcoming your fears.
Olive and the Valentine’s Spell is a rhyming story about a little boy named Olive. He somehow thinks he’ll have to get married if he goes to school on Valentine’s Day. When his mother hatches a plan to eliminate love by defeating the princess of love, he learns a valuable lesson.
The illustrations are fun and colorful, giving added umph to the story. The story accentuates overcoming fears, but the true driving force seems to be the rhyming, which (in my opinion) takes away from the impact. Some rhymes are strained, breaking my attention. The humor is fun yet might flow above some younger reader’s heads.
Overall, a children’s story that employs young reader’s imagination is a win, and a story theme of keeping love alive is another plus.
Disclosure: #CoverLoverBookReview received a complimentary copy of this book.
Children’s author Helen Millman is a loving wife and mom. Her three young boys continually inspire her with their wild adventures and vivid imaginations. They even helped inspire her to write her new book, Olive and the Valentine’s Spell!
While living in Vero Beach, FL, she spends her time writing, reading, singing, and growing through her life’s experiences. She knows the importance of “seeing the bright side of life” and encourages her readers to “choose love, even when it seems impossible”. A friendly, optimist Helen has always loved to read to her own children and remembers how much her imaginative voices really helped bring the stories to life. She invites her readers to gather with a beloved book, for it truly is one of the best places to snuggle, giggle, imagine, and make unforgettable memories - together.
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