Inspired by Laura Numeroff's many books, I hope your students will have fun imagining what this story looks like and making their own illustrations. There are plenty of things to talk about, too, including—
·Sequence of Events/Chronological Order
·Vocabulary/Context Clues—vole, venture, velvet, volumes
The ending leads to a new story for students to write. Encourage them to think of what might happen if they received valentines from animals. You could also encourage students to write a similar story centered around a different holiday or occasion for receiving a card or gift.
Included are a two-page comic for your students to read and illustrate, and a page of the notes above for the teacher.
If you like this activity, be sure to see my other similar activities: If You Give a Pig a Pot of Paint, and If You Give a Kid a Red and White Striped Hat.