Thursday, February 21, 2013

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway - Vicky Finds A Valentine by Emlyn Chand

Welcome to my stop on Emlyn Chand's Virtual Book Tour for Vicky Finds A Valentine.  Please make sure to leave a comment or question for Emlyn below to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter my giveaway for one (1) Kindle or Nook copy of Vicky Finds A Valentine by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.


Vicky Finds A Valentine
by Emlyn Chand
Illustrated by Noelle Giffin
A Bird Brain Book

Publisher: Evolved Publishing

Release Date: January 13, 2013

ISBN: 978-1622531165


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Book Description:
Vicky is happy young lovebird with a great life as the Johnson family pet. When her human Marie starts making Valentine’s Day cards for her first grade class, Vicky is definitely intrigued. "Valentine’s Day is very special," Marie explains. "It only comes once a year, and when it comes, you have to tell everyone how much you love them. But most of all, you have to find a special friend to be your Valentine." 

A day about love? That’s fantastic! Now who can be Vicky’s special Valentine? A search begins as Vicky asks anyone who will listen to be her Valentine. Unfortunately, the pretty dolly ignores her, and so do the people in the glass box—and she's not sure she can trust the family cat's intentions. 

Will the day come to a close before Vicky can find a Valentine? There’s only one way to find out. Join Vicky in her hunt for love in this special holiday edition of the color-illustrated Bird Brain Books series for children.



Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand (true story). When she's not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity. Best known for her Young Adult novels, she is also developing a small, but devoted, following to her children's book series and is beginning to dapple in other genres as well. Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available via almost every social media site in existence. Visit for more info. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!


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Tour Dates and Stops:

2/11 Review GoingCrazy! WannaGo?!
2/11 Review 3PsinaPod
2/11 Review Andi's Kids Books
2/11 Review It's About Time Mamaw
2/12 Review Brooke Blogs
2/14 Review Marietta Homeschooling Zoo
2/14 Review The Muse Unleashed
2/15 Review Identity Discovery
2/19 Review Happy Green Baby
2/21 Review Le Vanity Victorienne
2/21 Review Queen of All She Reads
2/22 Review thrice the mischief
2/22 Review yours and mine are ours

My Review  

Everyone needs love and it's important we let others know we love them. This is especially true during Valentine's Day when we get an opportunity to share our love with our loved ones. Emlyn Chand shares this concept in a unique and sweet way with children in Vicky Finds a Valentine. Without sounding like a broken record, I can't recommend Ms. Chand's Bird Brain Books highly enough for parents. They are well written, very well illustrated and lots of fun for beginning readers between the ages of 6-8 years old.

Vicky, a love bird, is happily living with a family when her favorite human, Marie, begins making Valentines Day Cards and shares how important it is to have a special friend on Valentines Day.  Determined to find her own "special" friend, Vicky manages to get out of her cage and goes on her own "excursion" to find a special friend.  I really enjoyed how Ms. Chand illustrates that to have a friend, you have to be willing to be a friend and Vicky is very willing.  As Vicky soon learns though, not everyone is suited to be a "friend" and sometimes someone who acts like they want to be your friend, has their own secret agenda.

Will Vicky discover who her special friend is on Valentines Day?  You'll have to read Vicky Finds A Valentine to find out. I think this is a really cute story and look forward to reading more of the Bird Brain Books. 

My Rating:  5 out of 5 Crowns

FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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  1. Where the Wild Things Are and The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein are two of my favorite children's books.

  2. I always liked any of the Dr.Seuss books. Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Thank you for the wondeful review, Maria! I'm so glad you enjoyed Vicky and her message.

    Em <3