Albert's Very Unordinary Birthday (Hardcover)

By Daniel Gray-Barnett, Daniel Gray-Barnett (Illustrator)

Kids Can Press, 9781525301186, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

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!


About the Author

Daniel Gray-Barnett's illustration work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Boston Globe and The New York Times. Albert's Very Unordinary Birthday is his debut children's book. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

Daniel Gray-Barnett's illustration work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Boston Globe and The New York Times. Albert's Very Unordinary Birthday is his debut children's book. He lives in Sydney, Australia.