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Felicia Bond

Author of Four Valentines in a Rainstorm

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About the Author

Felicia Bond was born in Yokohoma, Japan in 1954 but was raised in New York and Texas. She received a B.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976 and lived for ten years in New York City, writing and illustrating books and working as an art director at Margaret K. McElderny Books. Bond is show more the New York Times bestselling illustrator of many beloved books for children, including the If You Give a ... series, written by Laura Numeroff. In 2012 she was acknowledged again by the New York Times for her work It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse! (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Felicia Bond

Associated Works

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985) — Illustrator — 15,665 copies
If You Give a Moose a Muffin (1991) — Illustrator — 9,497 copies
If You Give a Pig a Pancake (1998) — Illustrator — 9,165 copies
If You Take a Mouse to School (2002) — Illustrator — 7,419 copies
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies (2000) — Illustrator — 5,585 copies
If You Give a Pig a Party (2005) — Illustrator — 4,366 copies
Big Red Barn (1956) — Illustrator, some editions — 4,158 copies
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (2008) — Illustrator — 4,044 copies
If You Give a Dog a Donut (2011) — Illustrator — 3,316 copies
Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! (2009) — Illustrator — 1,364 copies
The Best Mouse Cookie (1999) — Illustrator — 1,247 copies
Time for School, Mouse! (If You Give...) (2008) — Illustrator — 834 copies
It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse! (If You Give...) (2012) — Foreword — 786 copies
Merry Christmas, Mouse! (2007) — Illustrator — 744 copies
Christmas in the Manger (1994) — Illustrator — 619 copies
Little Porcupine's Christmas (1982) — Illustrator — 608 copies
Mouse Cookies & More: A Treasury (If You Give...) (2015) — Illustrator — 545 copies
The Big Green Pocketbook (1993) — Illustrator — 381 copies
The Firelings (1981) — Illustrator — 75 copies
A Mouse Cookie First Library (If You Give...) (2007) — Illustrator — 35 copies
Horsemaster (1985) — Cover designer, some editions — 30 copies

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When it suddenly starts to rain hearts in this miniature picture-book from 1983, young Cornelia Augusta realizes that Valentine's Day must be close, and, taking advantage of the downpour, gathers the little red objects to her. Making Valentines from the windfall, she mails her missives of love to her friends, spreading the spirit of the holiday far and wide...

Although familiar with Felicia Bond's name, through the illustrations she contributed to the blockbuster picture-book series begun in If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, this little volume is the first of her own titles I have picked up. First published as Four Valentines in a Rainstorm (the edition I read), it was reprinted in 2002 as The Day It Rained Hearts, and has remained in print under that title. I found it a sweet little book, appreciating its whimsical story and simple but expressive art. It is a small book, which no doubt adds to its charm. Recommended to picture-books looking for matter-of-factly magical Valentine's Day stories.… (more)
 
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lcslibrarian | 10 other reviews | Aug 13, 2020 |
This is a book about a girl who catches Valentines as they fall out of the sky for her friends. It is a cute story to tie into Valentines Day.
 
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NicolleHillier | 9 other reviews | Feb 22, 2020 |
The illustrations were simple and soft. The story was about Roger and his class as they prepared for a school play and he is nervous about his part. When it is finally the night of the play, Roger is getting scared, counting down the lines until he has to go out and perform. He powers through his anxiety and the play goes great. At the end, Roger's father takes a picture of him, but Roger knows that he will never forget that moment for the rest of his life.
 
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