As a little girl and her father work together to make her birthday cake, he tells the story of her Grandpa Cacao, a farmer from the Ivory Coast. Includes author’s note and a cake recipe.
Bobby wants a shark for his birthday, so he is disappointed when his parents get him a puppy instead–but this puppy turns out to be a bit of a shark herself.
Unable to find anyone to play with, Mario agrees to help his Nana by watching cousin Gia, but caring for the toddler is challenging and Mario is near the end of his rope when he gets a reminder that spending time with family is a gift.
What if Joe doesn’t like the party he’s going to? What if he doesn’t like the food or the games or the people? As Joe and his mom walk down the darkening street, Joe’s imagination starts to run wild. And as they search for the right place, he wonders “what if …” at each house, peeking in to see some surprising sights.
On Good Friday, a school holiday in Trinidad, Rajiv spends the day searching for a special birthday present for his grandmother.
A teenage girl’s plans for her quinceañera (15th birthday party) wreak havoc with her family and friends.
From homes and clothes to school and family, life is different all around the world. Culture makes us who we are. Grass-roofed huts, blue jeans, and ceremonial clothing are all a part of culture. Each striking photograph is accompanied by a world map that shows where it was taken.
“Simple text and colorful photographs describe birthday traditions in different countries”–Provided by publisher.
In this sweet, engaging picture book, Ollie celebrates all the things he loves about birthdays.
While learning to make tortillas on her seventh birthday, Magda tries to make perfectly round ones like those made by her grandmother but instead creates a variety of wonderful shapes.