Albert's Very Unordinary Birthday

 
Daniel Gray-Barnett
Daniel Gray-Barnett
 

On an ordinary day, in an even more ordinary town, it was Albert's birthday. Just like every other year, Albert asked for something special --- a robot piñata? balloon poodles? chocolate-cherry-ripple cake? And just like every other year, his parents suggested less exciting options, like birthday socks or birthday toast. But this year, after Albert closed his eyes and made a wish on the imaginary candle atop an imaginary piece of cake, Grandma Z knocked on his door. “Happy birthday, Albert,” she said. “Chocolate-cherry-ripple is a marvelous choice. Shall we go?” And Albert's birthday --- and his life --- was about to become anything but ordinary!

Daniel Gray-Barnett's debut picture book is a fun and fresh intergenerational romp, filled with wonder, imagination and a magical spirit. The quirky retro-style illustrations are full of energy and contain loads of delightfully odd details that add humor and playfulness to the story. With a modern-day grandma who is exciting and full of life --- her grandson's kindred spirit --- this book offers a new twist on celebrating the special role a grandparent can play within a family. A perfect read-aloud, the story of Albert's adventures with the irresistible Grandma Z is sure to captivate all children and make any day extraordinary!

978-1-5253-0118-6 | Sep 4, 2018
List Price: USD $16.99, CAD $18.99
4-color 9 x 9 3/4 32 pages
Grades: PreSchool To 2 / Ages: 3 to 7
978-1-5253-0194-0 | Sep 4, 2018
List Price: USD $9.99, CAD $9.99

Awards & Reviews

“... a sparely narrated but decidedly unordinary valentine to intergenerational bonding.”
— Booklist Online, August 2018
“... an enjoyable, playful story about imagination and the adventures that ensue when shared with a kindred spirit.”
— CM Magazine, October 2018

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