Ruby Valentine Saves the Day

Ruby Valentine Saves the Day

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Overview

It's Valentine's Day and Ruby won't let anything spoil the celebration! In this follow-up to the popular Love, Ruby Valentine, Ruby's favorite day of the year rolls around again, and she and Lovebird work feverishly to plan the perfect party for everyone in Heartland. But when Valentine's Day arrives, an unexpected snowstorm threatens to ruin all of Ruby's plans. Will Ruby find a way to save the day, or will everyone in Heartland have to wait until next year to celebrate?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761342137
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2010
Series: Ruby Valentine Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: AD540L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Laurie Friedman is the author of the popular Mallory series, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, and many award-winning picture books. She lives in Florida.


Lynne Avril grew up in Montana, but she has lived in Arizona for a long time. Lynne knew she would always be an artist, but when she was younger her other passion was for horses. As an adult, her other passion is playing the bass in blues bands. Lynne received a BA in Art from the University of Montana in Missoula, got married, has two grown children, and likes to spend as much time as possible in Paris, France.

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Ruby Valentine Saves the Day 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Ruby Valentine lived high on a hill just beyond Heartland with her beautiful cockatoo named Lovebird. Their little chalet, complete with a heart-shaped door and windows, was the perfect place for them to have a special party. Of course it wasn't hard to guess that their favorite day of the year was none other than Valentine's Day. Ruby and Lovebird hadn't even unpacked all their moving boxes, but it was time to sit down, design some invitations and get ready to throw a party. The invitations were blissfully gorgeous and the envelopes even had special love stamps in the corner. When the mailman wheeled off on his bicycle with all the invitations, Ruby "hugged Lovebird with affection" and exclaimed that "they'd plan this party to perfection." Lovebird helped to hang the pretty pink and white dotted, lace curtains in the window and scribity scrubbed the floors clean by putting brushes on his claws. Ruby and Lovebird painted the walls (pink of course) and "they began to bake and cooked." Ruby did the mixing while Lovebird read the directions. When the inside was tidy and bright the pair put on their scarfs and went outside to tidy up the yard. The goody bags were filled, the gifts were wrapped, and the pink crepe paper was hung. Kiss, kiss, nighty night. Everything was just perfect, but when they woke up snow had blanketed the Valentine chalet. Were Ruby and Lovebird going to have their special party or were they going to have to wait until next year to celebrate? This delightful tale of Ruby Valentine's most special Valentine's Day ever will charm the reader. Everyone has a favorite holiday, but some people like Ruby simply love to "do it up big." I loved the aura of excitement that just oozed from the pages and felt Ruby and Lovebird's disappointment when the temperature began to dip and surprised them with an unexpected snowstorm. The artwork was nothing short of darling and had an aura of happiness and joy oozing from every page. Quill says: If your special holiday is when you find yourself folding paper and cutting out hearts (or even if it isn't), you're going to love this book!
GRgenius on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The scene opens as Ruby Valentine and Lovebird are just getting settled into their new home. You see, they just recently moved to the area and are now residing in a cozy little cottage high above the city of Heartland...the perfect place for a family with the name of "Valentine" don't you think? Ruby's favorite holiday is fast approaching and being new in town, she's come up with the perfect way to celebrate this year...a party! She promptly makes the invitations inviting the whole town to the get together. Everything seems to be going well with the preparations...there's just one little problem. Ruby forgot to check the thermostat when making the plans and it's colder than usual so when the big day arrives....surprise! Snow...and lots of it. Will the big party be ruined leaving these two fine friends to spend Valentine's Day on their own? The story is quick, the message from the heart. It's one of those books that you just can't help but smile the whole way through. Certainly an eye catcher for any little (and older) girl readers in your midst but not without merit for younger boys as well. I love the details in the artwork. The subtle hints of pink in the overtly green landscape. The hearts for windows and half hearts for room trim on the house. The writing on the moving boxes, the tea cups and stamps, even the bushes lining the driveway...it's a virtual heart-a-palooza in the best and cutest way possible. Little ones will delight in finding as many hearts as they can while older readers will chuckle at the creative ways they are snuck into each picture. Wonderful attention to detail which makes readers pay all the more attention to it. The ending is marvelous both in artwork and message showing us that the surprises in life are what really make it interesting and certainly memorable. Happy reading for the whole family. ^_^
MadMooseMama on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ruby Valentine Saves The Day is the delightful tale of a young lady who organizes the most perfect Valentines Day party for the townspeople of Heartland. Ruby cleans the house, makes invitations and decorations, she gets everything ready for the big day. However, not everything in life can be controlled as Ruby soon learns when a huge snowstorm comes and puts a damper on her special day.With colourful and charming illustrations and a rhyming, sing-song like feel to the words, this book is sure to be a favourite among the little girls in your life. Value lessons include, realizing that not everything turns out as planned, so sometimes you have to bend with it and make the most out of what life deals to you. Even though Ruby's original plans did not work out, she, along with Lovebird, realize that every moment with the people you love, is a celebration.SYNOPSIS:Ruby's favorite day of the year rolls around again, and she and Lovebird work feverishly to plan the perfect party for everyone in Heartland. But when Valentine's Day arrives, an unexpected snowstorm threatens to ruin all of Ruby's plans. Will Ruby find a way to save the day, or will everyone in Heartland have to wait until next year to celebrate?
whatKreads More than 1 year ago
Afqter reading and enjoying Love, Ruby Valentine, we couldn't wait to check out this sequel. Another Valentine's Day is drawing near as Ruby and Lovebird settle into a new house. They immediately start planning the absolute perfect party to help celebrate their favorite holiday. Ruby is so busy decorating, cleaning and cooking that she easily overlooks the fact that the temps are dropping rather quickly outside. Just when Ruby thinks she has everything planned just right, a snowstorm hits Heartland on Valentine's Day. No one is able to make it up the snow covered mountain where Ruby lives. She is so disheartened that her perfect party is ruined. Lovebird gently suggests packing up the party and taking it into town. Once they arrive, they realize that things still don't go as planned, but Ruby learns another very important lesson. Planning the perfect party is not what makes the holiday great. All that's matters is spending it surrounded by the ones you love. Another book with a great message, fun rhymes and really cute illustrations!
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
We picked this book up from our local library. Loved the illustrations, the story and the rhyming. And it was a perfect read on Valentine's Day. You have Ruby who loves Valentine's Day and when she moves to the top of a mountain she wants to throw a party! Which is such a cool idea that is until a snowstorm hits. But what she does to turn around the bad luck is pretty cool, and the message at the end where we learn that it is better to be surrounded by people you love that is a terrific message to give out.  K enjoyed the story overall and the talking bird was his favorite. 
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Heavensent1 More than 1 year ago
Ruby Valentine Saves The Day is the delightful tale of a young lady who organizes the most perfect Valentines Day party for the townspeople of Heartland. Ruby cleans the house, makes invitations and decorations, she gets everything ready for the big day. However, not everything in life can be controlled as Ruby soon learns when a huge snowstorm comes and puts a damper on her special day. With colourful and charming illustrations and a rhyming, sing-song like feel to the words, this book is sure to be a favourite among the little girls in your life. Value lessons include, realizing that not everything turns out as planned, so sometimes you have to bend with it and make the most out of what life deals to you. Even though Ruby's original plans did not work out, she, along with Lovebird, realize that every moment with the people you love, is a celebration. SYNOPSIS: Ruby's favorite day of the year rolls around again, and she and Lovebird work feverishly to plan the perfect party for everyone in Heartland. But when Valentine's Day arrives, an unexpected snowstorm threatens to ruin all of Ruby's plans. Will Ruby find a way to save the day, or will everyone in Heartland have to wait until next year to celebrate?