It's April 22, and Lion and his friends want to plant trees, recycle bottles, and have fun on Earth Day. But not Monkey. He wants to celebrate his birthday! Can he convince the other animals that it really is his birthday? Violet Kim s humorous artwork, rendered in paper, photographs, and colored pencil, highlight the sunny, friendly world of the animals.
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Reference (November 1, 2011)
Wright keeps the verse crisp and bouncy while including an impressive number of ecological activities and a nice variety of animals. Kim's bright pictures combine paper, photographs, and colored pencils. Breezy, with a valuable message tucked inside.
The story is told in rhyming couplets; Kim's bright and spritely illustrations match the tone. Young children are likely to thoroughly enjoy the way this book makes the point without preaching—they certainly will appreciate that while we should be responsible for the earth, our very own birthday is definitely an important day!
Reviewer: Mary Hynes-Berry