The Party

Front Cover
North Winds Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Entertaining - 30 pages
1 Review
Its Grans birthday, and the whole family is celebrating with a big party! While the adults enjoy the festivities, the children have their own kind of fun! There are hiding places to find, fabulous make-believe games to play, delicious food to eat, and a scrumptious birthday cake along with a rousing family rendition of Happy Birthday To You! All too soon, the party is over for another year and the sleepy little partygoers are packed into the car to go home. What a wonderful time they have had! Barbara Reids humorous, rhythmic verse perfectly captures all the fun and exuberance of this special family occasion and her extraordinary talent garneredher a 1997 Governor Generals Award for Childrens Illustration in her signature medium, Plasticine.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - mlucas09 - LibraryThing

Summary: A young girl and her sister attend a family party. The author, in rhythmic form, tells the story from the perspective of the girl and includes everything that she experiences at the party ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A girl and her sister start off rather glumly in the back seat of the car, leaving all their friends behind, because they are off to a family party. When they arrive, they are kissed by Aunt Joan—the ... Read full review


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

4 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

About the author (1997)

Barbara Reid's distinctive style using Plasticine, a form of modeling clay, is known around the world. The illustrator of more than twenty books, she has won numerous awards including the UNICEF Ezra Jack Keats Award, The Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, the Mr. Christie's Book award, and the Elizabeth Cleaver Award. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with her children and her husband, phtographer Ian Crysler.

Bibliographic information