Duck And Hippo: The Secret Valentine


Valentine's Day is perfect for friendship and caring.

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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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The fourth book in the Duck and Hippo series is a sweet way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Check out the trailer!

One lucky winner will receive a copy of DUCK AND HIPPO: THE SECRET VALENTINE courtesy of Two Lions (U.S. addresses).

Title: Duck and Hippo The Secret Valentine
Author: Jonathan London
Illustrations: Andrew Joyner
Publisher: Two Lions
ISBN: 9781503900356


Duck wants to celebrate Valentine’s day, but he doesn’t have a valentine. Hippo, Elephant, Turtle and Pig all have a busy day. Hippo found a valentine invite on his doorstep, Turtle found one on a lily pad, Pig had one under her pizza shop door and Elephant had one in his mailbox. Each of the busy friends took the time to find something nice for their valentine. Each friend needed to be at the park at a specific time. All were excited and all wondered if Duck would be there. Do you think it was Duck as the secret valentine?

This heartfelt story of friendship and sharing is just the story to get kids honoring friends and learning to share. Beginner readers will find this story easy to read and eager to turn the page. Colorful illustrations are lively and share the excitement of the story. Parents, teachers and caregivers can use this as a tool to teach the Valentine holiday and how to love one another.

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    3. I love the art and story with all of these books--and this one has a cover with a lot of heart!

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