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Midwest Book Review (2022)

Olive and the Valentine’s Spell takes a child’s viewpoint about the relevance of Valentine’s Day in his young, romance-free life as important questions are asked about what he is expected to do to celebrate it at school. Helen Millman’s picture book receives engaging drawings by Vanessa Alexandre as the first-person kindergartner narrator considers this confusing concept: “Am […]

Reader’s Favorite Book Review (2022)

Reviewed by Matt Lebois for Readers’ Favorite In Olive and the Valentine’s Spell, Helen Millman presents a picture book with rhyming prose, exploring a kindergartener’s feelings about the prospect of Valentine’s Day. Olive reveals in first-person his feelings about the meaning of Valentine’s Day and love in general. Fearing that Valentine’s Day means he will […]