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Day It Rained Hearts
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66 of 68 people found the following review helpful
on January 25, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Cornelia Augusta couldn't believe her eyes as this unusual downpour began. Instead of water falling from the sky, it was raining hearts. She caught bunches of them in her hands and slicker, and took them home. After examining her hearts carefully, Cornelia Augusta knew just what she wanted to do with each and every one of them.... Felicia Bond has brought back her 1983 picture book, originally titled, Four Valentines In A Rainstorm, and it's as sweet and charming today as it was almost twenty years ago. Her simple and gentle text is kept to a minimum. The actual story is told through her engaging, bright and expressive artwork, as Cornelius Augusta plans and constructs the perfect Valentine for each of four special friends. Preschoolers will enjoy watching her create each unique card, and guessing as to who will be receiving it. With a Valentine sticker page at the end to help your little ones get started on their own special Valentine cards, The Day It Rained Hearts is an endearing holiday book that shouldn't be missed.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
Format: Hardcover
My six year old took the board book version of this book out of my hands. I meant to read it to my two year old son. Instead,
my first grader was enthralled with the illustrations, the story and the name of the loveable protagonist "Cornelia Augusta".
I especially enjoyed how ALL the rainbow hearts Cornelia Augusta catches are ALL different so she can craft personalized, different Valentine's for each recipient of one of her precious gifts.
The story is also a very opening one: there are always ways to create... no matter what the medium, what the celebration, whether the people are together or apart.
Also, I think the 3-5 year recommendation is a bit young. My 6 year old really enjoyed it as well, the language was perfect for a first grader.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on February 8, 2005
Format: Hardcover
It rains an abundance of hearts one day and

Cornielia Augusta catches them and brings them home and figures out who she wants to make things for.

She makes a necklace by stringing them together, then cuts holes in one and as the story goes on, the children try to guess who she made the valentins for.

It is simple and cute and give the children ideas about doing nice things for their friends.

ellen
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My mother bought this for Valentine's Day this year for my, then 2.5 year old, boy-girl twins and my kids love this book. It is May and we still read this book at least once a week.

The fact that little Cornelia looks at each heart and creates a special valentine card that matches the heart and the recipent shows thoughtfulness. I also liked that even though it never rained hearts again Cornelia wasn't disappointed or sad, but knew what to each Valentine's Day after that.

Our book also came with a page of stickers based on the illustrations in the book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 9, 2014
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 18, 2015
Format: Paperback
I guess I'm in the minority when it comes to this book, but I just didn't care for it. We love holiday picture books, and this one sounded cute. Thankfully, we borrowed it from the library before buying it. In the beginning, it rains hearts and the little girl gathers some to make for her friends. It goes on to show her making, and mailing the valentines to her friends(which end up being animals). The closing pages say, it never rained hearts again, but she learned how to make valentines other ways. It started out cute and just ended weird. The story doesn't really flow very well and is rather dull. In my opinion, there are much better valentine books out there(ex: the night before valentines day).
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2008
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
One day, it begins to rain hearts, and young Cornelia Augusta begins to catch them. She realizes that these hearts would be great for making valentines. We watch her think of many different kinds of valentines, and think about who each one would be perfect for. What I love about this little book is the thoughtfulness Cornelia Augusta demonstrates, customizing each gift to please a particular friend (and the friends all turn out to be members of the animal world!). My young daughter enjoyed figuring out who each valentine was for and why. Very cute!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This book is very sweet. The girl pictured on the cover catches hearts, then makes them into sweet Valentine's for all of her animal friends. I will be reading this in my son's three year old preschool class for Valentine's Day. I will also "create" the same Valentines she did to show them what they looked like!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2011
Format: Paperback
This is a sweet story about making & sharing valentines. The main character collects a bunch of hearts when they rain from the sky. She turns them into creative, personalized valentines for all of her beloved friends. Simply a sweet story. Our family loves it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2011
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This was purchased for my 5 year old kindergartner. She is a new reader and found the book pretty easy to read out loud on her own. The illustrations were darling and the story a good one for Valentine's Day. Great gift!
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