The Party

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North Winds Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Entertaining - 30 pages
4 Reviews
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.

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User Review  - Lise Audet - Goodreads

All of Barbara Reid's picture books are so filled with detail in her plasticine illustrations. She does the plasticine artwork which her husband photographs to then be inserted in her books. My ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

-Children can refer to illustrations to create their own artwork with Plasticine -Author study -Rhyming -Tells the story of a family party/gathering Read full review


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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.

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