A boisterous celebration of everything that is wonderful about birthdays by acclaimed author Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Christian Robinson.
* "Buoyant and perfectly childlike, meant to be read aloud with gusto and a keen sense of urgency."―School Library Journal, starred review
*"A gift of a picture book that's at once nostalgic and fresh."―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
*"There might be a more perfect picture book about birthdays out there, but you’d be hard-pressed to find it."―Booklist, starred review
“With playful illustrations and text that bounces like a bouquet of balloons, if you were to blow out your candles and wish for a perfect birthday book, this is what you'd get.” ―NPR
Julie Fogliano is the New York Times bestselling author of And Then It’s Spring and If You Want to See a Whale as well as the poetry collection, When Green Becomes Tomatoes. Recipient of the 2013 the Ezra Jack Keats award, her books have been translated into more than ten languages. Julie lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and three children. When she is not folding laundry or wondering what to make for dinner, she is staring out the window waiting for a book idea to fly by.
Christian Robinson's award-winning books for young readers include Josephine, which was a Coretta Scott King Honor Book as well as a Sibert Honor Book, and Harlem's Little Blackbird, which was an NAACP Image Award nominee. His book Last Stop on Market Street earned four starred reviews and was on the New York Times bestseller list.