Some Birthday!: with audio recordingby Patricia Polacco
Some birthday! Where was the cake with all the candles, the brightly wrapped present, and the family singing "happy birthday" all together? Not only had the festivities apparently been forgotten, but Dad
"Anything special happening today, Daddy?" Patricia asked, hoping it would help him remember. "Nope, honey. Today's about the same as any other day, I'd say."
Some birthday! Where was the cake with all the candles, the brightly wrapped present, and the family singing "happy birthday" all together? Not only had the festivities apparently been forgotten, but Dad suggests a trip to one of the scariest places on earth -- home of the Clay Pit Bottoms Monster!
With a sparkle of mischief, Patricia Polacco's bold, expressive pictures tell how a certain little girl has the spookiest, most exciting, funniest, and best birthday ever.
Meet the Author
An illustrator, designer, and writer of children's books, Patricia Polacco comes from a family of storytellers, poets, dirt farmers, teachers, and artists. She has received the International Reading Association Award for Rechenka's Eggs and the Sydney Taylor Book Award for The Keeping Quilt, which was recommended by School Library Journal for its "richly detailed" and "beautifully conceived" illustrations (starred review). Booklist called Babushka's Doll "a good, original story, illustrated with panache" (starred review). Like the heroine of Some Birthday! as a child Patricia Polacco summered in Williamston, Michigan, where sightings of the Clay Pit Bottoms Monster are still reported. She now lives in Oakland, California with her husband and two children.
Patricia Polacco belongs to a family of storytellers, poets, farmers, teachers, and artists. They came from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She grew up to be an illustrator, a designer, and creator of many beloved children’s books, including The Keeping Quilt, The Blessing Cup, Fiona’s Lace, The Trees of the Dancing Goats, Babushka’s Doll, and My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother. She lives in Union City, Michigan. Visit her at PatriciaPolacco.com and follow her on Facebook.
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Patricia Polacco is one of my favorite children's authors. I read Some Birthday to my first graders, and we all enjoyed it! She engages the children on seveal levels. At first the children all believe that her dad has forgotten her birthday, and then has the idea to go to the clay pit and get a picture of the monster who allegedly lives there. No one is let down! I have recommended this book to coworkers as a great read aloud.
Hi, my name is Skyler and I think you should read ¿Some Birthday¿ by Patricia Polacco. They go to the clay pit for Patricia¿s birthday. Patricia says that it¿s the scariest place on Earth! Her brothers say it¿s true. Her dad, brothers, and she head to the clay pit. On then way, her dad reminds them about the monster at the clay pit. Well, I hope you like this book! Reviewed by: Skyler