It’s Little Robin’s birthday, and all the zoo animals want to help him celebrate! Yet with each animal comes different ideas from around the world. So how does one plan the perfect birthday party? First, there’s music! As all the eager creatures join in for a birthday song, what should have been harmonious music turns into chaos: mooing, yelping, braying, and squawking! And then there’s the food! Everyone has their own favorite meals, and no one can agree on anything. But amidst all the noise rings one true note–the recipe for a perfect party? Friends who want to celebrate!
From author Laurel Paula Jackson and illustrator Helene Baum comes a delightful story about the beauty of different cultures and the strength of collaboration. Make this your special gift for any young reader and animal lover celebrating a birthday!
About the Author
Dr. Laurel P. Jackson grew up in several countries around the world and writes stories that inspire readers to think about their connection to others. Laurel works as an international educational consultant for governmental institutions and has initiated a number of projects to empower children. She lives in Berlin, Germany and loves creating delicious recipes for friends and family.
Hélène Baum-Owoyele is a French-German illustrator based in Berlin. “There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.” -Manet. This principle guides her work and life. Originally a trained graphic designer, she enjoys creating colorful, vibrant images which draw inspiration from her multicultural background. Her watercolor and vector artworks have been used in various contexts, from the editorial to advertising.