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Summary: Judy & Paul plan to celebrate their bunny's first birthday. A good book for introducing the idea of a birthday celebration.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 4 to 6
Interest Level: 0 to 3
Age of Child: Started reading with child 15 months old.
Young Reader Reaction: S/He likes to try the activities, whether it's one of the pop-up activities or imaginative play.
Adult Reader Reaction: Cute story, seems somewhat limited by the focus on bunny's first birthday.
Pros: Cute story with plenty of touch, feel and do activities in the book.
Cons: Despite being careful, the flaps get torn quickly. Some of the motion activities (like waving bunny's hand) must be done just right, or you won't see the motion.If you wait to read this for the recommended age group, the idea of celebrating a first birthd
Borrow or Buy: You probably won't find this one in the library. It's cute enough to buy, but there are better pop-ups for $10. The story itself isn't so original that your child won't know about birthday celebrations even before you read the book.
Educational Themes: It's a nice story for explaining how everyone makes a birthday special.
Literary Categories: Fiction - animal characters, birthday, picture book
Date(s) Reviewed: August 2003
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