Thursday, March 8, 2012

Birthday Suit by Olive Senior


Birthday Suit
by Olive Senior
ill. Eugenie Fernandes
unpaged picture book

No doubt about it, young Johnny's favorite outfit is his birthday suit. Especially when he is playing in the water. His mom finally decides that he has reached an age where he really should keep his clothes on. She devises many methods to make him do so with very little success.
                              "Johnny's jellyfish squirming
                                slippery worming
                                jump-about jostling
                                writhing and tossing"
always will set him free. Will he ever grow up and learn that there is a time and a place for his birthday suit and a time and a place for clothing?
The lively illustrations are a perfect match for the tale that will hit home for many parents. Children too will be entertained by Little Johnny's antics.

Digital galley received free of charge courtesy of Annick Press via NetGalley.

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