Oscar's Half Birthday

Oscar's Half Birthday

by Bob Graham

Hardcover

$16.99

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763626990
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 05/10/2005
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 2 - 6 Years

About the Author

Bob Graham is the award-winning creator of many books for children, including JETHRO BYRD, FAIRY CHILD, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal; "LET'S GET A PUP!" SAID KATE, a BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK Award winner; MAX, a PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Best Book of the Year; and, most recently, TALES FROM THE WATERHOLE. Of OSCAR'S HALF BIRTHDAY, he says, "This book germinated from a perfect Sunday spent on London's Hampstead Heath looking at a birthday party close by. When the cake was produced and the well-known chorus began, the song caught like wildfire as most of the picnickers on the hillside joined in." Bob Graham currently lives in Australia.

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Oscar's Half Birthday 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ffox on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The artwork is what makes this book. The story is a little plain but the pictures depict a multi-cultural family. They live in a city with graffiti and grime. The visit a park filled with all of the multi-cultural aspects a city can offer. And they celebrate a 1/2 birthday simply because they can.
jodyjlittle on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This very sweet story is a celebration of baby Oscar's half birthday. Oscar's parents and older sister decide it's a perfect day for a birthday. They pack a lunch and set off for the park, first pushing Oscar in his stoller through the city. Once at the park, they bring out a cake for Oscar. Everyone at the park is thrilled to see the baby and they all join in to sing "Happy Birthday."
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Good story but a little long for storytime. Oscar and his family go on a picnic for his half birthday(6 months old). Everyone on the hillside sings with his family, they take a bath when they get home. A nice sweet day, love the fact that it is a mixed race family.
Meerkat4 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Very fun story, wit ha progressive storyline that culminates in a super picknick type celebration for a half birthday. Somewhat funny in that it can entertain a child and make an adult chuckle, which really adds to the reading bond between parent and child, making reading enjoyable for both parties. I wish I had a celebration like this halfway between my birthdays! It was quite the adventure for a young listener that hasn't experienced much of the world. The art work was sufficient as well. I would highly recommend it to listeners that have an attention span of greater than 5 minutes though, some pages can be wordy for a picture book.