Thursday, February 14, 2013

Vicky Finds a Valentine by Emlyn Chand - Review

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you all have a day filled with love. Today I have an tasty treat for you, keep reading to find out more.

Welcome to my stop on the Vicky Finds a Valentine blog tour hosted by Innovative Online Book Tours. Make sure you stop by and check out the other stops on the tour. Below you will find a blurb about Emlyn's newest book, Vicky Finds a Valentine, author bio, great links, my review and buy now link. 

BLURB: Vicky is a happy lovebird with a great life as the Johnson's 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 doll ignores her, and so do the people in the glass box-and she's not she can trust the family cats intentions. Will the day come to a close before Vicky can find a Valentine? There's only one way to find out. Join Vicky on her hunt for love in this special holiday edition of the color-illustrated Bird Brain series for children. 


Emlyn Chan 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!

From Emlyn's facebook page yesterday - It was a sad night last night. Honey (the basis for my kids' book, Honey the Hero) died rather unexpectedly........ Please be sure to stop by Emlyn's facebook page, or comment below and show her some love.

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My Review - 4 stars

I read Vicky Finds a Valentine with my homeschool group during our Valentine's Day Party Tuesday. A very dear friend of mine, 4 year old little boy was trapped from the moment I started reading! He sat there the entire and didn't move a muscle! Here is what some of the kids had to say about Vicky Finds a Valentine.

"When the birdy made it's feathers pretty. That was funny", Little Man - age 4 

"I just loved everything! I was so scared Sparky was going to eat Vicky!!" Yang - age 6

"We all need a special friend to love." Poppy - age 13

"Very heartfelt" - Owlet - age 14

Emlyn has once again brought her wonderful birds, holidays and meaningfully messages together in her last Bird Brain book, Vicky Finds a Valentine. Vicky is a beautiful lovebird, that adores her 1st grade owner, Marie. When Marie comes home from school with all sorts of colored paper, glitter, glue sticks and scissors - Vicky is very interested in finding a special friend to be her Valentine. Once Marie leaves for school the next morning Vicky hops out to begin her search. She climbs up Marie's bed and hops over to Marie's doll - Miss. Inga. Surely she will be her one special friend. After all, she could hear Marie & Miss. Inga having conversations at night - well Marie's side at least. Only, Miss. Inga won't respond. Vicky leaps down from the bed, and down the stairs. The people in the glass box are ignoring her so she decides to ask Marie's mom. Sparky, the cat, comes out before making it to Mom. Whatever will Vicky do? Should she trust the sly cat? Or has she really found her one special friend to be her Valentine?

As I'm sure you have all come to know, with Emlyn's tails tales there is always a meaningful message. In this great holiday edition of the Bird Brain series, Vicky learns not to be so trusting of everyone we encounter. After all, you never know when the cat may be out to get you! 

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DISCLAIMER: I received the aforementioned book for the sole purpose of providing an accurate and honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation and all words and opinions are my own.


  1. Haha, love this review! Thank you for sharing the comments of your young readers--those are so special (not that YOUR review isn't awesome, too)! <3