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Bun Bun's Birthday
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Bun Bun’s Birthday
Written By Richard Scrimger
Illustrated By Gillian Johnson

The living room looks like a magic kingdom with its streamers and balloons. There's going to be a party! Winifred is thrilled - until she learns the party is for baby Bun Bun, and not for her. But Winifred soon finds that she has a very special part to play in Bun Bun's birthday.

• Best Children's Book, Quill & Quire, 2001

“Bun Bun’s Birthday is a very special picture book. The text is infused with the zany sense of humour that award-winning novelist Richard Scrimger…has made his trademark…Bright and boisterous illustrations by Gillian Johnson…match Scrimger’s comic turns every step of the way. Scrimger and Johnson subtly turn a serious look at sibling rivalry into a story that will have young readers chortling with irrepressible laughter.”
Quill & Quire

“Domesticity, delicious and otherwise, is writ and painted large in this collaboration by Scrimger…and Johnson.”
The Globe and Mail

“Scrimger’s first picture book…springs from a deep familiarity with – and affectionate humour for – the passions and erratic habits of young kids…a kind, funny, deeply affectionate treatment of one of those ‘life lessons’ that adults often laugh at, but which are seriously distressing to children…This is a wonderfully light-handed, entertaining depiction of family life.”
The Toronto Star

“This is a very special book, written with a zany sense of humour and great panache. Bright, boisterous illustrations make the book sing!”
Brandon Sun

"...charmingly individual, with a fresh turn of phrase, a generous helping of appealing family details, and an original look at the continuing dilemma of dethronement." - Bulletin of the Centre For Children's Books

"Richard Scrimger paints a very realistic picture of fanily life. Adults will be highly amused and the children they are reading to can readily indentify with the charcaters and the situations." - Resource Links

 

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Published by Tundra Books

Cover artwork used with permission.
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