Lulu and the Birthday Party

Lulu and the Birthday Party

By Belinda Hollyer; Emma Damon (Illustrator)

Frances Lincoln Ltd, Hardcover, 9781845074739, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 29, 2010


Soon it will be Lulu's birthday . . . but it's her brother Billy's birthday first. As cards arrive for Billy and not her, and her parents plan Billy's birthday party, Lulu becomes more and more cross. To spoil his fun, she hides the special ball that Billy's friend has given him. Billy is very upset when he can't find it, so he and his friends have to fly his kite instead. But then Lulu can't find her favorite yo-yo and suddenly she realizes how Billy must feel. A story about childhood jealousy and sibling rivalry, this charming book provides food for thought and discussion with young readers. Written by an author with extensive experience of children and children's books as both teacher and publisher, it is illustrated with great verve by an established artist.

About the Author
Belinda Hollyer was born in New Zealand and has also lived and worked in Australia and the United States. She has worked as a teacher, a librarian, and a publisher. Now a full-time writer, she has written and compiled a number of books for adults and children, including She's All That! Poems About Girls and the award-winning Kingfisher Book of Family Poems.