Iris and Walter and the Birthday Party

Iris and Walter and the Birthday Party

by Elissa Haden Guest, Christine Davenier
     
 

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It's Walter's birthday, and he has big plans for his party. His best friend, Iris, is making a surprise present for him, and even Walter's horse, Rain, is excited. But when the big day finally arrives, something totally unexpected happens. Will the sudden change in plans ruin everything, or turn it into the best birthday

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It's Walter's birthday, and he has big plans for his party. His best friend, Iris, is making a surprise present for him, and even Walter's horse, Rain, is excited. But when the big day finally arrives, something totally unexpected happens. Will the sudden change in plans ruin everything, or turn it into the best birthday ever? Christine Davenier's charmingly expressive illustrations show a full range of childhood emotions. Now available in paperback as a Level 3 Green Light Reader! 

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sarah Nelson DeWald
A birthday party, horseback riding, and surprises combine with the charming friendship of Walter and Iris to create a truly delightful tale of the joys of childhood. Iris is elated to receive an invitation to Walter's birthday party where there will be cake, ice cream, and horseback riding. Iris and Walter share in their excitement for the upcoming party as Iris prepares a gift for Walter's horse, and as together they eagerly anticipate the big day. When the day of the party finally comes, Walter's horse provides the partygoers with a true birthday surprise, a newborn foal. Fans of the series of "Iris and Walter" books will enjoy the surprise ending of this chapter book, and readers unacquainted with the pals will be eager for more of Guest's work. Davenier brings action and emotion to the characters through her light and whimsical pen and ink illustrations, which are just the right touch for Iris and Walter.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Walter is having a birthday party complete with cake, ice cream, and horseback riding, and his best friend, Iris, can hardly wait for the day to arrive. They bathe Rain and comb her mane, Iris makes her a special birthday medallion, and Walter's parents assure him that the festivities will run smoothly. Walter is so busy making things just right that he doesn't realize that Rain is ever so close to giving birth. This easy reader is chock-full of universal kid banter, and the child-friendly illustrations in pen and ink provide the perfect backdrop as these two pals go about their everyday lives among family and friends.-Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher

"Chock-full of universal kid banter, and the child-friendly illustrations in pen and ink provide the perfect backdrop."--School Library Journal
"Children will want to read this again and again."--Booklist
"Guest is characteristically masterful at capturing children's anxieties."--The Horn Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152050153
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Series:
Iris and Walter Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
44
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)
Lexile:
340L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Elissa Haden Guest has written ten books about Iris and Walter. She lives in San Francisco, California. Visit her website at www.elissahadenguest.com.
 
 
 

Christine Davenier lives in Paris. She has also illustrated the Very Fairy Princess books by actress Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton.
 
 

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