Thursday, February 3, 2011

4th February 2011

Today is Russell Hoban's birthday, but I wrote about him last year and have nothing new to say. Instead I want to tell you about a book I read today which has birthdays and weather as themes and given the extremes in weather in Australia at the moment the children need some light relief. Meltdown by Australian author Barbara Ker Wilson and illustrator David Cox was the perfect book for the very hot day we had today. The book tells the story of Andy's birthday. His mother has decided that there will not be a party this year and instead organises a surprise icecream birthday cake. It turns out to be a very hot day and the family are caught in a traffic jam... Get it from your library and find out how the problem is solved.

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