Cocoa's Cranky Valentine

A Silly, Interactive Valentine's Day Book for Kids About a Grumpy Dog Finding Friendship

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Pub Date 22 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 24 Mar 2023

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In this silly, interactive Valentine's Day story, a grumpy dog makes a surprising discovery about friendship as he tries to outwit an ornery kitten who has stolen his only valentine. Toddlers and preschoolers will have a blast tracing, making choices, and dancing to help Cocoa coax the kitten to cooperate in this funny board book.

With zany, minimalist art from illustrator Beth Hughes, and a good helping of silly antics, this delightful seasonal book will capture your littlest readers' imaginations and help them be a little less cranky and a little more loving this Valentine's Day.

Cocoa's Cranky Valentine is perfect for

  • 2 to 6-year-olds, who will love participating in the story
  • exploring friendships with those who are different from you
  • fans of Press Here, There's a Monster in Your Book, and There's a Dragon in Your Book
  • dog lovers and cat lovers or anyone whose heart melts at animal friendships
  • reading aloud, and laughing along, at story time and bedtime
  • a fun Valentine's Day surprise to enjoy year after year

If you enjoy Cocoa's Cranky Valentine, check out Cocoa's Cranky Christmas for the holidays.

In this silly, interactive Valentine's Day story, a grumpy dog makes a surprising discovery about friendship as he tries to outwit an ornery kitten who has stolen his only valentine. Toddlers and...

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What a great interactive book. Great for Mom, Dad or Grandparents to act with little ones. From tracing string to taking breaths this is sure to be a fun book for children. The interactions are good motor and speaking skill activities. The illustrations and facial expressions are right on target. I recommend this book for the Valentine Day library.

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This was quite a cute and fun read. It introduces us to Cocoa the dog who is a cranky bugger and this Valentine's Day he has a secret admirer who hopefully turns his frown upside down and puts some love into him. He gets a card, but just as he is about to open it the cat comes and snatches it and now won't give it back to Cocoa. Can we help Cocoa grab his card and find out who is his Secret Admirer in time for Valentine's Day? As someone who used to work with children and toddlers. This book would have been a perfect one to use for toddler time or an early school visit as the book is interactive and kids love interactive stories and get into them. On some pages, it tells the children to help blow to 5 or use your finger to trace the end of the yarn, etc. Cocoa's Cranky Valentine is the perfect colorful and interactive read for children aged 3-6 years old. Also, it was very cute, when Cocoa's secret admirer is revealed.

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I own an educational center, and I am so excited to add this book to our preschool program. My little reading friends will love doing the actions along with the story. It is so cute, and the grumpy dog is a perfect fun spin on a fun Valentines story. I can’t wait for our future story time with Cranky Cocoa!

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I was immediately drawn to the cover and title of this book, especially being a grump myself (and not just on Valentine's Day, which I celebrate lol). This was a cute read with an unexpectedly sweet ending. I loved the vibrant artwork and all the pink. Kids will have fun with the interactive elements too.

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Again, love the interactions for this book!

They are so fun and engaging that even I participated in them with my daughter.

Keep them coming!

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