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Sep 15 2010

Ben's Birthdays by Elizabeth Hawkins

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Tamarind Books 2010.
(Ages: 5-8) Ben's birthday is months away and he is fed up with waiting. He becomes even more incensed when he discovers that Dad has had 36 birthdays while he has only had six! With the help of a magic snail Ben's wish to have his birthday every day is granted. However, Ben soon discovers that when birthdays are that frequent they no longer feel special.
With short, pacy chapters and lively illustrations this delightful story will appeal to newly independent readers. The message that it's possible to have too much of a good thing is gently and humorously presented. An entertaining title from a publisher that specialises in multicultural books.
Claire Larson

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