cover image Mouse's First Valentine

Mouse's First Valentine

Lauren Thompson. Simon & Schuster, $12.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-689-84724-0

The star of Mouse's First Christmas and Mouse's First Halloween gets a heart-shaped card from big sister Minka in Mouse's First Valentine by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Buket Erdogan. As Minka collects the materials to make it paste, ribbon and lace Little Mouse sneaks behind her, each time asking ""What could it be?"" Minka answers each question on the following page. "" `Red paper!' said Minka./ Just what I need.' "" Erdogan's velvety palette in rosy tones warms the pages. ( Jan.)