The Squirrel's Birthday and Other Parties

By Toon Tellegen (Author), Jessica Ahlberg (Illustrator), Martin Cleaver (Translator)


Pub Date 11/7/2023

ISBN 9781915801098

Format Hardcover



The Squirrel's Birthday and Other Parties

by Toon Tellegen, Jessica Ahlberg, Martin Cleaver
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A new gift edition of a classic title—with illustrations that are reminiscent of Winnie-the-Pooh!

A whale and a seagull dance silently on a moon-drenched beach. A grasshopper pays a fortune for a speck of dust. A squirrel and an ant discover a mysterious feast with an invisible host in the depths of a forest.

These whimsical animal tales will captivate readers of all ages.
“Toon’s stories are beautifully told, quirky and delightful . . . they’re a joy!”
—Wendy Cooling, MBE, founder of Bookstart
“You cannot read this book and understand how anyone but Ahlberg could have illustrated it. She is the E. H. Shepard of the 21st century.”
—Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal

Toon Tellegen, author and poet, is one of the Netherlands’ most celebrated writers. His animal stories have been translated into 19 languages and are loved by children and parents the world over. He lives in Amsterdam, and he loves reading, telling stories, and huge, sweet cakes.
Jessica Ahlberg, daughter of the acclaimed author-illustrator team of Janet and Allen Ahlberg, studied at Winchester School of Art and has gone on to illustrate several books for children. She likes, among other things, writing letters, looking at maps, reading books, doing DIY projects, and making cakes. She lives in Brighton, England, and loves walking by the sea and sometimes swimming in it.
Translated by Martin Cleaver

Title Details

Pages 160 pages, all in color

Trim 6.9 x 9.7 x 0 Inches

Territories WENG

Category Fiction

Age Range 8 to 10

Letters to Anyone and Everyone

Letters to Anyone and Everyone