A little girl chooses a birthday present for her friend John, all by herself. She really doesn’t want to give it to him, but mum enoourages her. After an enjoyable afternoon with tea, cakes and games, it’s time to go home. John doesn’t want to give her one of his birthday balloons, but his mum persuades him. A warm and funny depiction of a girl’s first experience of a birthday party. Helen Oxenbury’s First Storybooks perfectly describe the small but memorable events of childhood. The words are a delight and are perfect for reading aloud, while the pictures offer warm, affectionate visions of a child’s world, which parents and children will instantly recognize and love.
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This marvellous collection of stories about memorable moments in childhood were Helen Oxenbury's first titles for Walker Books, and are widely regarded as a definitive collection of picture books for the very young. Beautifully illustrated in Helen Oxenbury's inimitable style, these are books to be read aloud; warm, affectionate visions of a child's world which children and their parents will instantly recognize and love.Review:
"Hooray for Helen Oxenbury. Her First Picture Books are a constant delight." The Times Educational Supplement "Delightfully funny pictures, good to read aloud and appealing for beginner readers too." The Sunday Telegraph "They're all funny and they're all completely true to life. Two-year-olds and over will love them." Parents
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Book Description Puffin, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140549471
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801405494781.0
Book Description Puffin Books, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-007-17-9793109