Thursday, November 4, 2021

Your Birthday Was the BEST! - a bookwrap


Your Birthday Was the Best!

Authored by Maggie Hutchings

Illustrated by Felicita Sala


* Ages:  3-7

* Grade Level:  PS-2

* Hardcover:  32 page

* Publisher:  Tundra Books Publication

* Pub. Date:  February 22, 2022

Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for you


The Book

I love this book.  Kids will laugh-out-loud as they are introduced to an uninvited, friendly cock roach that invites himself to a birthday party.  

A birthday bash is happening and a curious cock roach enters into the house and right into the celebration.  He just blends into the games   and frivolity and ends up in the middle of the birthday cake. He decides to take a nap after stuffing himself full with the delicious cake.  It's at that point he is discovered by the humans and chaos ensues.  Screaming and scurrying away from the horrid creature alerts dad who crashes in wielding the household vacuum cleaner as his chosen weapon of destruction.   

The horrid cockroach gets sucked up and hopefully that will be the end of him.  Gone!  But will the clever bug find a way to return to the best birthday party ever?  The illustrations are amazing. They visually bring the text to life.  The back cover sums it up perfectly... (spoiler alert!)... "It's party time!"  This book would be a perfect birthday gift, or anytime gift to give.  I highly, highly recommend it!  Well done! 


Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

MAGGIE HUTCHINGS is a counsellor, family-dispute mediator, writer and artist. She is the author of Unicorn!, Mermaid! and Dragon!, all published by Affirm Press. She lives in Australia.

About the Illustrator

FELICITA SALA received Italy's Premio Andersen for her work illustrating many books for children, including Green on Green by Dianne White; She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lynn Fulton, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor by Patricia Valdez; The Octopus Escapes by Maile Meloy; and Ode to an Onion by Alexandria Giardino. She lives in Rome, Italy.

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