cover image Mia: The Sweetest Valentine

Mia: The Sweetest Valentine

Robin Farley, illus. by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov. HarperFestival, $4.99 paper (24p) ISBN 978-0-06-210012-2

Doe-eyed Mia, the feline star of an I Can Read series as well as several holiday titles, celebrates Valentine’s Day in a cheery book that includes a page of stickers and a heart-shaped template that allows readers to create a valentine of their own. Anna the hippo and Ruby, a giraffe, arrive for Mia’s Valentine’s Day party, all three decked out in pink tiaras, tutus, and other frilly accoutrements. After Mia and her friends accidentally eat her mother’s Valentine, a little ingenuity leads Mia and her father to come up with a replacement present. A sugary holiday diversion. Ages 4–up. (Dec.)