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I Want Two Birthdays!

I Want Two Birthdays! (Hardback)

Illustrated by Ross, Tony

The Little Princess wants to have two birthdays! Very well, says the prime minister. Of course, when the princess sees how much fun two birthdays are, she must have three. Then four. Then more! But the more birthdays she has the less special they become. Fortunately, the king has... read full description below.

ISBN 9780761354956
Published 1 March 2010 by Lerner Publishing Group
Format Hardback
Series Little Princess
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ISBN-13 9780761354956
ISBN-10 0761354956
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publishing Group
Publication Date 1 March 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Ross, Tony
Series Little Princess
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 243mm
Height: 271mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 417g
Interest Age 4-9 years
Reading Age 4-9 years
Library of Congress Birthdays, Princesses
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code E
Catalogue Code 635220

Description of this Book

The Little Princess wants to have two birthdays, just like the Queen, which means twice as many presents every year! When she realizes how much fun two birthdays are, she decides she wants three, then four. But the more birthdays she has, the less special they are. Perhaps having one birthday a year isn't so boring after all. From the Hardcover edition.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Little Princess stars again in a book about a popular subject. The greedy royal girl wants to know why her mother has two birthdays and then demands to have two for herself. At her insistence, the Prime Minister plans a birthday every day, but her wise father the king finds a clever solution. Filled with satirical moments, the watercolor illustrations add to the madcap comedy. --The Horn Book Guide --Journal After an especially wonderful birthday, Little Princess decides that only one per year just won't do. She speaks with the Prime Minister, who puts a second birthday on the royal calendar. But, though two are definitely better than one, this still won't do. Gradually, Little Princess celebrates her birthday every day. The parties begin with special cakes and presents galore. However, the need to stay clean and to dress up each day becomes tedious, as do the smaller cakes, the insignificant presents, and the dearth of people who can attend daily parties and afford daily gifts. Thus is born the brilliant idea of having one 'special' day each year that is different from all the rest--a day in which the child can get dirty and play whatever she wants. It's declared her 'unbirthday' and falls on the day she was born. Ross's bright, cheerful trademark watercolor illustrations add much humor to this already funny tale about having too much of a good thing. Children love birthday celebrations and will be delighted with this newest 'Little Princess' story. --School Library Journal --Journal

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Author's Bio

Tony Ross has illustrated hundreds of children's books including the beloved Amber Brown series and his own Little Princess books for Andersen Press. He has chalked up countless awards in his fifty-year career and his books have been published in more than fifty languages. Tony Ross has illustrated hundreds of children's books including the beloved Amber Brown series and his own Little Princess books for Andersen Press. He has chalked up countless awards in his fifty-year career and his books have been published in more than fifty languages.

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