Monday, March 11, 2013

Eeyore's Birthday

Eeyore's Birthday
Based on books by A.A. Milne and Ernest Shepard; illustrated by Andrew Grey
Grosset and Dunlap, 2012. Unpaged. Small picture book (board book).

Pooh sees poor Eeyore, sad once again, because no one has remembered his birthday. Pooh decides he needs to give Eeyore a present of delicious honey and recruits Piglet to help celebrate Eeyore's special day. Everything doesn't go quite as planned, but the two friends figure out a way to make Eeyore happy, nonetheless! This darling book that imitates the original writing style of Milne and the illustrations of Shepard is a treat for parents and toddlers. I loved the simplicity of the story but I also appreciated that it contained a more complex vocabulary than is typical of board books. This hit the perfect note!

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