Linus explains to Charlie Brown that he was not Sally's "Sweet Babboo" and that he never planned to send her a valentine. It was all in her imagination. It seems like things never turn out as planned when Charlie Brown gets involved. This story has a hilarious surprise ending that children will love.
I believe parents and teachers could use this book to discuss some very important issues with children. Here are some questions that you could use with the story;
- Does anyone call you by a special nickname or term of endearment? What does this mean to you?
- Was Sally really in love with Linus? How do people treat each other when they are really in love?
- How did Sally react when she did not receive a valentine from Linus? Is this the correct way to respond to disappointment?
- Do you think Charlie Brown should have gotten involved in this situation?
- Why did Charlie Brown want to avoid hitting Linus?
- How would Sally react if she found out that Charlie Brown did not punch Linus in the nose?
- What happened when Charlie Brown tried to do the right thing?