ALTHOUGH VALENTINE’S DAY IS OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH TEENAGERS AND ADULTS BECAUSE OF ITS ROMANTIC THEMES, IT IS JUST AS IMPORTANT A HOLIDAY TO CHILDREN. GRADE SCHOOLS AND JUNIOR HIGHS WILL OFTEN HAVE LITTLE PARTIES TO CELEBRATE FEBRUARY 14 AND ENCOURAGE THEIR STUDENTS TO MAKE CARDS FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS, CLASSMATES AND EVEN FIRST CRUSHES. WITH THIS IN MIND, WE HERE AT OUTLOOK-12 ARE DEDICATING THIS MONTH’S SCHOOL LIBRARY TO VALENTINE-THEMED BOOKS FOR CHILDREN FROM SCHOLASTIC.
“HOW TO DRIVE YOUR FAMILY CRAZY ON VALENTINE’S DAY”
by Dean Marney
Valentine’s Day is only a couple of days away, and Lizzie isn’t looking forward to it. Her mother told her to make her brother Booker (although she calls him Booger) a card last year. She “creatively” made it from black paper and wrote “Happy Valentine’s Day you stupid nose-picking idiot.” Even though she doesn’t have to make her cards this year, she still hates what she feels is a fake holiday involving “mean” and “really stupid” boys. But this year, Lizzie’s in for a surprise when she, two of her classmates and a substitute teacher are sucked into the class valentine box and swept into another world.