The Party

Written & Illustrated by Barbara Reid. Scholastic Canada

Everyone loves a party! Help yourself to a slice of cake and join the gang for the best get-together ever. Barbara Reid’s rhythmic text and bright Plasticine pictures capture all the fun – the games, the food, the friends. We all give a cheer for the party!

Available in French

The Party

Winner

  • The Governor General’s Award for Illustration
  • The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration

Shortlisted

  • Mr Christie Book Award

A treat!

— Kirkus

…a glorious confetti strewn, chip-dippy, icing smeared invitation to families to relive summer’s backyard get togethers.

— The Toronto Star

Reid’s rollicking verses, teamed with her signature Plasticine illustrations, capture the universal joys of a large extended family. The text rolls along at breathtaking pace as the children leap and laugh and their party clothes are reduced to grass-stained rumples.

— School Library Journal

Slices of ham with pineapple rings, expressive faces of different ages, party hats, lawn chairs and a shaggy dog. Reid manages to give them all a convincing texture and vitality on the page.

— Quill and Quire, starred review

Reid’s keen awareness of a child’s perspective informs both words and pictures; for instance, as the sisters arrive, the text “there’s no way to miss being kissed by Aunt Joan” accompanies a picture of the aunt looming large, popping out of the spread with arms outstretched and lips puckered. …Visually enticing.

— Publisher’s Weekly

Just when you think that she could not possibly improve her art, she does.

— The Ottawa Citizen

This is the perfect inter-generational book, so use it with mixed groups as well as youngsters.

— Resource Links


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