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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Story started whimsical, ended flat and disappointing.
on February 9, 2014
I got this for my 3 year old for valentines day. The story is confusing. "spoiler alert!".....It rained hearts (which is such a whimsical and sweet idea) and a girl collected them and decorated them (how awesome would that really be!!!). She had a different heart for each person and sent them out for Valentines Day(great idea!). She thought the hearts were different but they ended up being sort of the same?? (here's were the story line gets confusing). It never rained hearts again after that, and the author made a point to say it never and I mean never rained hearts again (bummer!). The fact that it never ever rained hearts again, made me sad and disappointed. The story just ends with the girl finding other things to send on valentines instead. They never talk about the day it rained hearts again. It's like it never happened! I guess I was hoping that those heart valentines would be remembered every year or something...but they weren't. Just "it never rained hearts again so she found something else to send instead" (not an exact quote, but to that affect). Flat ending. Anyway, I was hoping for a more whimsical ending, but the entire storyline was inconsistent and has no real direction, in my opinion. Maybe there's a story line or message in there somewhere, but I don't get it at all. I really wanted this love this book, but I didn't and returned it.
One thing I did like were the illustrations. Soft lines and sweet looking characters. Very cute pictures.