From Publishers Weekly
The cover of this miniature-sized book looks like a wrapped present, complete with a tag that says "For you." And, when the book is opened, an expectant, festive mood persists, enhanced by the bright illustrations, as colorful as the balloons and streamers at a birthday party. A first-person narration invites readers to open presents. Lift-up flaps "unwrap" the gifts: a big, furry teddy bear, blocks, a ball, a box of paints, a hand puppet, a puzzle, a whistle and--best of all--a kitten. Campbell cleverly avoids monotony in the presentation by changing the shape of each gift and by using several designs for the wrapping paper. The result is a small gem of a book, as tantalizing to open as a box of surprises. Ages 2-6.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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About the Author
Rod Campbell has been writing and illustrating children’s books for over twenty years. Best known for his classic lift-the-flap title DEAR ZOO, he is also the creator of the much loved character, Buster. Ingeniously simple, with touches of gentle humour, his books continue to be enjoyed by children, parents and teachers alike. Rod now lives in France.
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