Saturday, July 11, 2009
The Best Birthday Party by Serena Romanelli & Hans deBeer
Sheep is having a birthday party, and each of the guests brings a special birthday gift. But sheep has a special gift for each of her guests too!
What I Thought:
A sweet book. This is a touch and feel board book, which is great for the itty-bitties as it allows them to interact with the story by touching various elements. In this story, they get to touch things like balloons (slick and shiny), the sheep (fuzzy), a straw hat (bumpy), an umbrella (slick, yet textured), and more.
This book is also a great introduction to the concept of birthday parties and the tradition of giving gifts to the birthday person. A cool feature is how the birthday person gave gifts to all the attendees, which would be a party favor!
Overall, a very sweet book. I typically stay away from purchasing touch and feel books for my public library (ew, germs!) but I am anxious to see how this one is received by my patrons as it was a gift from the publisher.
Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: The BEST Birthday Party by Serena Romanelli and Hans deBeer. Book releases September 1, 2009.