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The backwards birthday party

by Chapin, Tom, 1945-

Format: Print Book 2015
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Summary
Have a happy birthday--the backwards way! Full of fun and based on the hit song from Tom Chapin and John Forster, this is a celebratory birthday bash like no other.

Put your clothes on inside out, heat up the ice cream, and hang on to your party hats--because everything's out of whack at the backwards birthday party!

From beloved, three-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Tom Chapin, four-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Forster, and with stunning illustrations from Chuck Groenink comes the zaniest birthday party you'll ever attend.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A topsy-turvy song from Chapin's 1994 children's recording, Zag Zig, becomes an equally zippy picture book. The celebration at hand is a boy's birthday party that begins one morning when "the sun was sinking low" and wraps up in the glare of day, when the boy notes, "And I was one year younger than I'd been the day before." In the intervening hours, party guests eat birthday cake first ("The ice cream was hot./ The candles were not") and allow a blindfolded donkey to pin a tail on them (even the typography gets in on the fun, reading from bottom to top in an early scene). Madcap silliness reigns "at the backwards birthday party!/ the partyday birthwards back," and Groenink (Santa Clauses) keeps pace, creating a rowdy menagerie of animal partygoers (an ape puffs into the wrong end of a clarinet, a cat and goose share a pair of pants) who sing and dance the night away-or is it morning? The mixed-media illustrations hum with energy, movement, and color, capturing the spirit of this anything-goes celebration. Ages 4-8. Illustrator's agent: Stephen Barr, Writers House. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Children's songs, English -- United States -- Texts.
Songs.
Humorous songs.
Birthdays -- Songs and music.
Parties -- Songs and music.
Publisher New York :2015
Edition First edition.
Contributors Forster, John, 1948-
Groenink, Chuck, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 x 29 cm
ISBN 9781442467989 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1442467983 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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