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 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.
Oh my, Olive and the Valentine’s Spell is such an adorable story, and the illustrations are just delightful.
Helen Millman has written a sweet, sweet story about Olive, a young boy who hears about Valentine’s Day at school and is terrified of having to marry. The poor little boy’s imagination then leads him on a roller coaster of emotions, the most prominent of which is fear.
I appreciated how the little boy in the book was able to freely open up to his mother about his anxieties and how she calmed him. She then gently helps him realize he has nothing to be afraid of.
Because there were a few new vocabulary words introduced to my almost two-year-old granddaughter in the story, it was a little above her comprehension level at times. On the other hand, she loved the story and Vanessa Alexandre’s enchanting artwork. She even requested that I re-read it several times!
The book is intended for children aged 3–7 years old. Older children and adults may enjoy the narrative and perhaps remember their own feelings regarding Valentine’s Day. I’m sure it will make everyone, young and old, smile.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from iRead Book Tours. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
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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