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Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink

Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink

by Diane deGroat

Gilbert has 15 blank Valentine cards just waiting for him to fill with nice Valentine poems for his classmates. But how can he write a nice poem for the boy who tweaked his nose or the girl who made fun of his glasses?

Laugh as Gilbert's poison pen causes a classroom controversy. This warm and funny book about a favorite holiday also provides a subtle message about forgiveness and being a good friend. Full color.

8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Tandem Library
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Comedy and Humor

About the Author

Diane deGroat Diane deGroat is the illustrator of more than 120 books. She has written and illustrated the bestselling holiday series about Gilbert, everyone's favorite opossum.

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