My Funny Valentine
Front cover of My Funny Valentine.
Type: 8x8 book
Author(s): Jon Colton Barry
Publisher: Disney Press
Published: December 15, 2009
Pages: 32
Age range: Ages 4 and up
ISBN 10: 1423124022
ISBN 13: 978-1423124023

Phineas and Ferb build a gondola ride for Jeremy to impress Candace. Meanwhile, Doofenshmirtz plans to steal all the Valentine's Day presents and create a new holiday, "Broken-Heart Day".

Book Summary

On Valentine's Day, Candace, anticipates going to the dance with Jeremy and all of the presents he will give her. As Phineas and Ferb wonder what to do, Jeremy asks them for help- all of the Valentine's Day presents have been stolen! Meanwhile, Perry the Platypus runs off to receive his secret mission from Major Monogram: recover the Valentine's Day presents that have been stolen by Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

Phineas, Ferb, Jeremy, and Isabella begin work on their secret project for Candace as Perry makes his way to Doofenshmirtz Evil, Inc., only to be trapped by Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

As Candace prepares for the dance and Phineas and Ferb put the finishing touches on their project, Dr. Doofenshmirtz explains his evil plan: when he was young, his heart was broken by his true love. He has decided to steal all the Valentine's Day presents and launch fireworks from his Fireworks-spell-inator to announce his new holiday, Broken-Heart Day. Perry escapes and a fight ensues.

Jeremy arrives at Candace's door and gives Candace her present: a gondola ride. Perry attaches all the stolen presents to the Fireworks-spell-inator and escapes, returning to Phineas and Ferb as Valentine's Day gifts rain from the sky thanks to Agent P.


Running Gags

The "Too Young" Line


Ferb's Lines

Ferb: This is one of my favorite instumental pieces.

Whatcha doin'?

Isabella: Hi Phineas, Whatcha doin'?

Perry's entrance to his lair

Perry presses a secret button on a portrait of him in the family room and a hole appears that leads to a tunnel.

Memorable Quotes

Background Information

  • There are stickers included with the book that feature characters from the book itself.
  • Foil is used for the book title and the heart with the word "My Funny Valentine" printed on it.
  • The artwork and stickers are drawn in a slightly different style than used in the series: the appearance of each character is different, and thicker lines are used in the artwork than in the animation.
  • The picture for the inside cover shows a scene of Phineas and Ferb on the gondola ride.
  • Isabella wears a pink sweater.

Production Information

Title Description

An original Valentine's Day-themed Phineas and Ferb 8 x 8, complete with a sheet of paper stickers and foil on the cover, is perfect for young fans of the Disney Channel's hit animated series!

Back Cover Summary

Saved by the Boat!

It's Valentine's Day, and the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz has stolen all of the candy, flowers, and stuffed animals in Danville! Without gifts to give, Phineas and Ferb decide to build an awesome gondola ride right in their backyard. Will they finish it in time? And will Agent P be able to stop Dr. Doofenshmirtz from ruining the holiday for everyone?


  • When Isabella shows up in the story, her name is mistakenly given as "Isabella Garcia" instead of "Isabella Garcia-Shapiro" in the narration.



  • The book's title is taken from the name of a popular song written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Jon Colton Barry wanted the title to be "My Ferby Valentine," but was overruled.


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