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Oscar's half birthday

Author: Bob Graham
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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To celebrate his half birthday, Oscar, his parents, and his sister go out for a picnic. Oscar is six months old today, but the truth is that no one can wait for his whole birthday. So there's nothing else for Mom and Dad to do but pack some sandwiches, park Oscar in his stroller, and take older sister Millie-handmade fairy wings attached-to the "half country" of their urban park for a half-birthday party. As always  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Graham, Bob, 1942-
Oscar's half birthday.
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2005
(OCoLC)644667810
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Graham
ISBN: 0763626996 9780763626990
OCLC Number: 56324712
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 x 28 cm.
Responsibility: Bob Graham.
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To celebrate his half birthday, Oscar, his parents, and his sister go out for a picnic. Oscar is six months old today, but the truth is that no one can wait for his whole birthday. So there's nothing else for Mom and Dad to do but pack some sandwiches, park Oscar in his stroller, and take older sister Millie-handmade fairy wings attached-to the "half country" of their urban park for a half-birthday party. As always in the warm, quirky world of Bob Graham, the joy is in the details-a stop in a graffitied tunnel as the train rushes overhead; the expressions on Oscar's face as he watches a single leaf fall; the little half candle on his cake; and the impromptu gathering of admiring park visitors who join, one by one, in the hearty birthday song. With his jaunty watercolors full of charming surprises and a gently humorous text, Bob Graham creates an endearing, unconventional family readers will be happy to meet, and they'll be tickled to join in their celebration.

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