The Secret Birthday Message

The Secret Birthday Message

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by Eric Carle
     
 

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It is Tim's birthday. Instead of a package, Tim gets a mysterious letter — written in code! Tim — and the reader — are off, following the clues. And at the end of the treasure hunt is a wonderful birthday surprise!

Author Biography: Eric Carle is a virtuoso of picture books for young children, known especially for The Grouchy Ladybug, The

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It is Tim's birthday. Instead of a package, Tim gets a mysterious letter — written in code! Tim — and the reader — are off, following the clues. And at the end of the treasure hunt is a wonderful birthday surprise!

Author Biography: Eric Carle is a virtuoso of picture books for young children, known especially for The Grouchy Ladybug, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, From Head to Toe, Do You Want to Be My Friend?, The Secret Birthday Message, The Mixed Up Chameleon, Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? and many others. Mr. Carle lives with his wife in Northampton, MA.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064430999
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/1986
Series:
Trophy Picture Bks.
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
478,385
Product dimensions:
8.37(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Eric Carle is the creator of more than seventy picture books for young readers.

Eric Carle was born in New York, USA. However, when he was just six, he moved with his parents to Germany. In 1952, after graduating from the prestigious Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, he fulfilled his dream of returning to New York.

Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.

In 2002, fifty years after Carle's return to the United States, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was opened in Amherst, Massachusetts. Here visitors of all ages can enjoy, in addition to Eric Carle's work, original artwork by other distinguished children's book illustrators from around the world.

Eric Carle es el creador de más de setenta libros ilustrados para niños.

Nació en Syracuse, Nueva York, pero a los seis años de edad se trasladó con sus padres a Alemania. En 1952, tras graduarse de la prestigiosa Akademie der Bildenden Künste de Stuttgart, logró cumplir su sueño de regresar a Nueva York.

Ha recibido muchos e importantes premios y distinciones, entre ellos el Laura Ingalls Wilder Award en 2003, por su aportación global a la literatura y a la ilustración infantil.

En 2002, cincuenta años después de su regreso a los Estados Unidos, se inauguró en Amherst, Massachusetts, el Museo Eric Carle de Libros Ilustrados, donde se exhibe, además de la obra completa de Eric Carle, un buen número de originales de los más destacados ilustradores de libros infantiles del mundo entero.

Eric Carle is the creator of more than seventy picture books for young readers.

Eric Carle was born in New York, USA. However, when he was just six, he moved with his parents to Germany. In 1952, after graduating from the prestigious Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, he fulfilled his dream of returning to New York.

Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.

In 2002, fifty years after Carle's return to the United States, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was opened in Amherst, Massachusetts. Here visitors of all ages can enjoy, in addition to Eric Carle's work, original artwork by other distinguished children's book illustrators from around the world.

Eric Carle es el creador de más de setenta libros ilustrados para niños.

Nació en Syracuse, Nueva York, pero a los seis años de edad se trasladó con sus padres a Alemania. En 1952, tras graduarse de la prestigiosa Akademie der Bildenden Künste de Stuttgart, logró cumplir su sueño de regresar a Nueva York.

Ha recibido muchos e importantes premios y distinciones, entre ellos el Laura Ingalls Wilder Award en 2003, por su aportación global a la literatura y a la ilustración infantil.

En 2002, cincuenta años después de su regreso a los Estados Unidos, se inauguró en Amherst, Massachusetts, el Museo Eric Carle de Libros Ilustrados, donde se exhibe, además de la obra completa de Eric Carle, un buen número de originales de los más destacados ilustradores de libros infantiles del mundo entero.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires
Date of Birth:
June 25, 1929
Place of Birth:
Syracuse, New York
Education:
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50
Website:
http://www.eric-carle.com/

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The Secret Birthday Message 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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I had heard this book read aloud at a birthday party, and loved it! I bought it for my 3 year-old as a pre-birthday gift. He was very engaged in the book as it is interactive. We read the book for a few weeks before his birthday, so he was "ready" for his birthday. We have placed it back on the shelf until the next birthday, as his enthusiasm for it ceased after his Big Day! I do not think the book could be given to a child much younger, as it is a story to follow.