for When's My Birthday?
by Julie Fogliano
and Christian Robinson
“When’s my birthday? When’s my birthday? How many days until my birthday?” The singsong text of this celebratory picture book bursts with the excitement and anticipation of an upcoming birthday. Upon seeing another girl with birthday hat and balloons, a child begins to ask rapid-fire questions about her own big day. “Will my birthday have some singing? Will we sing so happy happy?” The whimsical, childlike questions give way to wishes (“I’d like some berries on my birthday and tiny sandwiches with soup”), and then invitations. Finally, it’s the night before her birthday, and the little girl can hardly sleep with the anticipation. When the big day arrives, it’s filled with everything a birthday should be: friends, decorations, and cake. The soft, subdued palette of the illustrations balances the story’s exuberant text, and the diverse cast of characters includes a child of unspecified gender wearing a dress. Highly Commended, 2018 Charlotte Zolotow Award (Ages 3-7)
CCBC Choices 2018. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018. Used with permission.
In this enthusiastic celebration of all things BIRTHDAY, acclaimed author Julie Fogliano and award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson bring you the perfect birthday book! Join our excited narrator as she lists all the things that will make her birthday the BEST birthday.
when's my birthday?
where's my birthday?
how many days until my birthday?
i'd like a pony for my birthday
and a necklace for my birthday.
i'd like a chicken for my birthday.
i'd like a ball to bounce and bounce.
i'd like a big cake on my birthday
with lots of chocolate on my birthday
and lots of candles on my birthday
1,2,3,4,5, and 6!
2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book Honor Award
When's My Birthday? is a School Library Journal Best Book of 2017, a Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2017, a Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2017, an NPR Best Book of 2017, a Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017, and a 2018 ALSC Notable Children's Book.
Publisher description retrieved from Google Books.