I Love Birthdays

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In this sweet, engaging picture book, Ollie celebrates all the things he loves about birthdays.

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Overview

In this sweet, engaging picture book, Ollie celebrates all the things he loves about birthdays.

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"This precious and uncomplicated picture book expresses pure joy through simple rhyming text and endearing watercolors...Share this with your youngest audiences or hand it to new readers seeking something unintimidating."—School Library Journal
Children's Literature - Lisa Kuehne
Ollie isn't your average kid who loves birthdays; technically, Ollie isn't a kid at all. Instead, he's a young, adventurous zebra who shares with children all the wonderful things he loves about his birthday. Walker does an exceptional job of showing Ollie celebrating with his diverse group of friends; from a white duck all the way to a friendly lion. They play hide-and-seek, go on a treasure hunt, dance, singing, giggle, and have a great, fun filled day. The illustrations within this book keep readers entertained and are guaranteed to put smiles on young children's faces. The best part of this enjoyable book is the exciting activities Ollie experiences on his special day are some wonderful things children can do with their friends any day of the week, not just on a special occasion like their birthday. How fun is that! Of course, we may want to limit the birthday cake. Reviewer: Lisa Kuehne
School Library Journal
PreS-K—This precious and uncomplicated picture book expresses pure joy through simple rhyming text and endearing watercolors. Ollie, a zebralike creature, lists all the things he loves about birthdays. "I love treasure hunts,/a yummy treat,/party hats, and dancing feet!" Ollie's animal friends, including his dog Fred, all join him in celebrating. For Ollie, the best part comes at the end of the day. "What I love best is to giggle with Fred, with a birthday balloon above my bed." The text is short and sweet with only a handful of words on each page. Share this with your youngest audiences or hand it to new readers seeking something unintimidating. Walker's whimsical smiling creatures (reminiscent of a child's beanbag toys) appear against a pure white background, putting them center stage. Amusing layouts in which animals peek over the edge of the page or the birthday boy sails upward on a fistful of balloons emphasize the lighthearted tone.—Jayne Damron, Farmington Community Library, MI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416983200
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 422,194
  • Age range: 2 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Anna Walker, author and illustrator of the I Love series, lives in Melbourne, Victoria. She completed a degree in Graphic Design in 1994 before becoming a freelance illustrator. Anna's illustrations have enjoyed international success in a broad range of products, from greeting cards to Christmas decorations. Anna's work has gained recognition in regular exhibitions and a Melbourne Art Directors Club award for best illustration. Visit her at www.annawalker.com.au.

Anna Walker, author and illustrator of the I Love series, lives in Melbourne, Victoria. She completed a degree in Graphic Design in 1994 before becoming a freelance illustrator. Anna's illustrations have enjoyed international success in a broad range of products, from greeting cards to Christmas decorations. Anna's work has gained recognition in regular exhibitions and a Melbourne Art Directors Club award for best illustration. Visit her at www.annawalker.com.au.

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