When's My Birthday?

When's My Birthday?

Book - 2017
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Children excitedly discuss the details of their upcoming birthdays.

McMillan Palgrave

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: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017
ISBN: 9781626722934
Branch Call Number: JX FIC FOG
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Robinson, Christian - Illustrator
Alternative Title: When is my birthday?


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OLATHEAllisonB Jun 29, 2018

Sweet and charming, this little picture book perfectly captures the preoccupation young children have with their birthdays. Fogliano's rhythmic pose is meant to be read aloud, while Robinson's art lends color and texture to the words. A pleasant read, even for a grown up!

pswright Apr 05, 2018

This book is a delightful look at birthdays. The pace of the language and the simple illustrations contribute to the birthday joy.

SPPL_Anna Mar 24, 2018

This book is so lovely, but I really hate the page size. This is entirely based on how awkward it would be to hold for storytime.

ArapahoeSteffen Dec 04, 2017

Immensely clever! Robinson's gorgeous, stylized illustrations & Fogliano's buoyant prose invite readers to anticipate, as much as celebrate, BIRTHDAYS. One of the best books of 2017.

ArapahoeBetsy Sep 14, 2017

An award-winning author and illustrator have teamed up to create a book that perfectly captures the exciting agony of anticipation and the total joy a child experiences when it is finally their birthday! Might make the wait easier to handle...

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