A joyous celebration of the young and young-at-heart Tonight’s a special night. Robert is going to his first grownup party – a birthday celebration for Great-Gran Sadie, who is one hundred years old. Robert is so excited he feels like a firecracker about to go off. But once he arrives at the party, it’s hard to remember what to do when. “Don’t do that!” says Grandpa Jack. “Don’t do that!” says Uncle Phil. “Don’t do that!” says Cousin Sidney. But what will Great-Gran Sadie say? How Robert discovers an unexpected kindred spirit comes to life in whimsical pictures that perfectly capture what it’s like to be small in a world of adults. This is one party no one will ever forget.
<b>Cari Best</b> has written many award-winning picture books, including <i>Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen</i>, a <i>School Library Journal </i>Best Book of the Year; and <i>My Three Best Friends and Me, </i>described by the <i>New York Times</i> as “refreshing” and “exciting.” Her picture book <i>If I Could Drive, Mama</i> was described by <i>Publishers Weekly</i> as “a wonderful tribute to an imagination in perpetual motion.” <i>In the Country of Queens</i> is her first novel. Ms. Best lives in Connecticut.
G. Brian Karas has illustrated more than ninety children’s books, including two by Megan McDonald about Ant and Honey Bee; Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle; and Are You Going to Be Good? by Cari Best, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year. G. Brian Karas lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.
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