NEED A BIRTHDAY PRESENT FOR A CHILD
I admit I don’t usually read children’s books, although I peruse quite a few when my dog and I do pet therapy in the pediatric wards of a local hospital. This one The Mysterious Case of the Missing Birthday Cake by Beryl Reichenberg caught my eye. It’s obvious the author/illustrator was a teacher. I loved the illustrations, which were colorful hand drawings of the cute forest characters (like Freda Frog, Rocky Raccoon, and Bobby Bear) superimposed on photos. The one sentence lesson at the end was perfect way to tie up the story for a child of two to eight. This book would make a wonderful birthday present for a boy or girl.