Just about this time of year, a while back, Little Badger was born. So Old Badger and Little Badger are throwing a party to celebrate. All of Little Badger's friends are coming. They'll eat honey clumps and they'll play kick-the-cone. It'll be the best just-about birthday party ever.
But will the party flop when Little Badger realizes that Crow, Chipmunk, Woodchuck, and even Old Badger have birthdays at just about the same time as his? Not with this birthday badger around! Join the festivities as Little Badger turns his own party into a celebration for everyone.
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EVE BUNTING has written many books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz. Her many honors include the prestigious Kerlan Award for her body of work. Ms. Bunting lives in Pasadena, California.
LEUYEN PHAM graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She is the illustrator of Whose Shoes? by Anna Grossnickle Hines, as well as two previous picture books featuring Little Badger. Ms. Pham lives in Pasadena, California.
reschool-Kindergarten--Little Badger invites all of his friends to his just-about birthday party. When he discovers that it is everyone's just-about birthday, he sends each of his guests home with one of the presents he received, keeping only Old Badger's gift for himself. The little animal is an appealing character, with childlike attitudes and yet a generosity of spirit that parents will appreciate. The story is simple, yet reflective of nature, as all of the animals were born at the same time of year and the day is not defined as Little Badger's actual birthday. Also, despite the anthropomorphized animals, the gifts are all realistic for a badger: a grub, an acorn, a pinecone, and a stone. The gouache illustrations are rather sweet, yet appealing and colorful, with wonderful backgrounds that put readers right into the woods where the endearing creature lives. The art and story are well married, and the book design is attractive and varied. While not a necessary purchase, this book will find an audience in most libraries, especially where other Little Badger books are popular.
Amy Lilien-Harper, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT
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