My Birthday (Hardcover)

By Anita Bijsterbosch

Clavis, 9781605374253, 34pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2018

List Price: 14.95*
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An interactive book with a birthday surprise from bestselling author-illustrator Anita Bijsterbosch

Hurray, it's Bear's birthday today But everybody seems to have forgotten. And when Bear goes out to visit his friends, everybody is busy. But when he gets home again, a big surprise awaits him

A sweet book with peepholes and folding pages, about animal houses and a birthday surprise. For toddlers ages 24 months and up, with a focus on the child's daily life.

About the Author

I'm Anita Bijsterbosch. I was born in 1961 in The Netherlands. My entire life, I have loved reading. As a child, I could spend hours thumbing through books, looking at the pictures and hoping I could one day make such beautiful illustrations myself. I studied the images down to the smallest detail and made up my own little stories to go along with them. After high school, I took drawing and painting lessons in small galleries in my neighborhood. And I learned a lot from drawing and painting books. But I also mastered many techniques simply by experimenting with them on my own. When my children were still young, I read them a bedtime story every night. I rediscovered that some picture books are real pieces of art. That's when I got the ambition to make my very own picture books. I was remarked by the jury of the Key Colours International Illustrators Award 2012. The book Whose Hat is That? was published by Clavis Publishing and every book I have made since has been even more successful.