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Monday, February 4, 2019

Duck and Hippo: The Secret Valentine Blog Tour (picture book review & giveaway)

Duck and Hippo: The Secret Valentine 
(Duck and Hippo) 
By Jonathan London 
Illustrated by Andrew Joyner 
December 18, 2018 
Two Lions 
Source: pub 

Join Duck, Hippo, and their friends as they uncover their secret valentines! 

It’s Valentine’s Day, and something curious is going on. As the birds tweet their love songs, Hippo and his friends Elephant, Pig, and Turtle each receive mysterious, unsigned Valentine’s Day cards. Hippo wonders if his is from Duck; Elephant and Turtle think theirs are from Pig; and Pig dreams that hers is from Turtle. The cards tell the friends to come to the park at four o’clock to meet their valentines—so they’ll find out soon enough! As the clock ticks away, the friends wonder—and dream—about their valentines and make special preparations. But when they arrive…SURPRISE! 

This Valentine’s Day might not go exactly the way they expected, but one thing is certain: being friends with Duck and Hippo is always a special treat!

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It’s Valentine’s Day and Hippo, Turtle, Pig, and Elephant receive unsigned cards inviting them to the park to meet their Valentine...but just who are these mystery Valentines and who sent the cards?! 

Lovable Duck and Hippo are back for another charming and fun picture book story in The Secret Valentine! Once again, Jonathan London offers little readers a sweetly amusing tale about Duck and Hippo, two unlikely opposites who happen to be best friends. Little readers will giggle as they watch each character get ready for the Valentine’s Day party in the park, happily excited that, unlike the characters, they know who the mystery card sender is. Andrew Joyner brings the story to life through his joyful, colorful illustrations, so full of fun, heart, and humor. 

 The Secret Valentine is a heartwarming celebration of love, friendship, and kindness that is perfect for read-aloud story time this Valentine’s Day! 

5/5 Cupcakes

Jonathan London is the author of more than one hundred children’s books, including the Froggy series, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz, which has sold more than fifteen million copies. Jonathan lives in Graton, California. Learn more at 

Andrew Joyner is an Australian illustrator and author whose work has been published in more than twenty-five countries. He has created the artwork for many picture books, and he is author and illustrator of a chapter book series about a warthog named Boris. Andrew lives in South Australia. Learn more at

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Danielle H. said...

My husband is my Valentine. I enjoy the chocolates for Valentine's Day.

Darlene said...

My husband is my valentine although this year he is in the hospital

Carl Scott said...

My valentine is my wife of 34 years. We're closer now than we've ever been, I can't imagine what life would be like without her. Thanks!

John Smith said...

"Tell me who your Valentine is OR tell me your favorite thing about Valentine's Day" My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is chocolate, of course!

Lauren said...

My husband is my Valentine.

cute said...

I love spending Valentine's with my family

Dan Denman said...

Valentine's Day will always be special to me. My wife and I had our first date on Valentine's Day 1986.

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