Iris and Walter and the Birthday Party (Paperback)

By Elissa Haden Guest, Christine Davenier (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152053888, 44pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/8/2013)
Hardcover (3/1/2006)
Prebound (10/8/2013)

List Price: 5.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Walter has big plans for his birthday party. But then something unexpected happens. Will the change of plans ruin Walter's birthday? Sometimes a surprise can make a special day all the more memorable.

About the Author

Elissa Haden Guest has written ten books about Iris and Walter. She lives in San Francisco, California. Visit her website at

Christine Davenier lives in Paris. She has also illustrated the Very Fairy Princess books by actress Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton.

Praise For Iris and Walter and the Birthday Party

"Chock-full of universal kid banter, and the child-friendly illustrations in pen and ink provide the perfect backdrop."--School Library Journal
"Children will want to read this again and again."--Booklist
"Guest is characteristically masterful at capturing children's anxieties."--The Horn Book