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HOW TO HAVE THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER! by Charise Mericle Harper

HOW TO HAVE THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!

By Me (Lana Kittie)

By Charise Mericle Harper (Author) , Charise Mericle Harper (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 - 5

Pub Date: Jan. 4th, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4231-3776-4
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Fashion Kitty’s little sister Lana is a party planner extraordinaire! Well, at least she knows how to have the most marvelous birthday party. She gives pointers on invitations: “Use lots of fun colors,” and don’t invite bears (they’ll eat all the cake). She offers instruction on fashion, greeting guests and birthday fun and games. She suggests yummy birthday treats instead of Brussel sprouts, olive tacos, spinach soup or jam and liver tarts. She counsels gracious gift acceptance: “I love underpants. Thank you! I wear them every day!” (If you don’t practice, it may come out like this: “Yuck! Underpants. Is that all? That’s the worst present ever! I already have a million of those.”) From the birthday song to blowing out candles to goody bags for guests, Lana knows her party particulars cold. Harper brings the heavy-line, comics-style illustrations of her Fashion Kitty series, with their bright colors and patterned fabric collages, to the younger set along with tongue-in-cheek—yet very helpful!—advice on birthday etiquette. Manners can be both festive and funny, as Lana Kittie proves here. (Picture book. 3-5)