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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Uncle Bear's Mystery Valentine (Chef ReCee Jay & Friends) (Volume 3) by C. JoVan Williams is a delightful story. Uncle Bear finds a mystery Valentine's gift on his porch one morning. He is curious to know what is inside the gift box and who sent it. He opens it to find a nicely knitted blue scarf with a cute little message. Uncle Bear wants to find out who left it there. He asks the help of his friends Carb and Veggie. They make a plan to find out the secret Valentine who left the gift for Uncle Bear.
It is an endearing story of three friends and their plan to find out the secret Valentine. The story is narrated in pictures like comic strips. The illustrations are colorful and lively. It gives a personality to all the characters in the story and breathes life into the scenes. It is a good bedtime story for children. The scenes are descriptive, helping children visualize the scenes with clarity. The book also tells children about friendship and how friends help each other whenever necessary.
Uncle Bear, Carb, and Veggie are cheerful characters. They have been portrayed well and they spread a kind of cheer within you while reading the story. Uncle Bear's curiosity to know who left the gift for him is described well. Will their plans to find out Uncle Bear's secret Valentine succeed?