When's My Birthday? (Hardcover)
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"Each person has a birthday every year but WHEN IS MY BIRTHDAY?? The spare singsong text and the whimsical collage art is so fun for everyone. There are animals in party hats, a pinata, and excellent treats. Time for cakey wakey wakey happy happy day to me! I love this book because it's about one's special day - even the endpapers feature one special candle!" - Kate Brasch
"This doesn't need to be a birthday gift; it's the right book to read any day of the year. Every child can find themselves in this book, both in the pictures and in the title question. So fun to read out loud, and so fun for kids to join in!" - Bethany Strout— Kate Brasch and Bethany Strout
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.
About the Author
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.
* "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