Books by Sally Wittman


The Boy who hated Valentine’s Day

Once Ben Garfield loved Valelntine’s Day, but now he really hates it. Last year he went around saying, “Valentine’s Day is really silly: and “I don’t want any dumb old valentines!” The problem was everyone believed him, and no one sent him a valentine. This year he is determined not to be disappointed and embarrassed again. So the night before Valentine’s Day, he spends hours forging valentines to himself. The next day he stuffs his own show box “mailbox with the fake valentines. Ben is happy with his scheme until he discovers that there is someone else who needs his valentines more than he does. Sally Wittman’s story of Ben’s small but important step toward growing up is perfectly matched by Chaya Burstein’s sprightly art. Ages 5-8