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Happy birthday, Davy
Weninger, Brigitte.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Herzlichen Gl√ľckwunsch, Pauli. English
Publication Information:
New York : North South Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
While waiting for his birthday, Davy Rabbit makes some wishes which are fulfilled when his grandparents come to his party as a special birthday present.
General Note:
"A Michael Neugebauer book."
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.0 0.5 44256.

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PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Davy is counting the days until his birthday. It seems like such a long wait! He is so excited, he can hardly sit still when Father Rabbit tells a story about a lucky little rabbit who had three wishes that all came true. Davy decides that if he had three wishes, he'd wish for someone who would tell him stories whenever he wanted, someone who would teach him new games, and someone who always had plenty of time to spend with him. Davy's birthday finally arrives and with it comes a big surprise present--too big to be wrapped--that makes all of Davy's wishes come true and his birthday the happiest one ever.This new adventure featuring Davy and the Rabbit family shows that love is the best gift of all.

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Booklist Review

Ages 4^-7. The seventh in the popular Davy series highlights the special role grandparents play in family life. Bunny Davy, who has four siblings, is part of a family strong on love but short on time. Excited about his upcoming birthday and impressed by a bedtime story in which the hero is granted three wishes, Davy wishes for things his busy parents can't provide: someone to spend time with him, read to him, play with him. On his birthday, his parents have him hunt through the hutch for his present, which turns out to be his visiting grandparents, who have a "whole sackful of time" to make his wishes come true. Tharlet's whimsical watercolors play up the confusion and fun inside the Rabbit hutch. A gentle, comforting alternative to materialistic versions of the "three wishes" story as well as a realistic look at children's impatience. --Connie Fletcher

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-With his birthday just days away, Davy finds that everyone is busy. The little rabbit wishes someone would spend time with him, teach him new games, and tell him stories. Although his parents seem distracted as he mopes around the house, their present-one that is too big to wrap-is just what Davy needs: a surprise visit from his grandparents. They are just the people, er, rabbits, with lots of time to spend with him doing whatever he wants. At the end, he offers, "And when it's your birthday, you can wish for a little rabbit to play with you and love you. Then I will come and be your birthday present." What makes these books about this character so appealing is that there is a little bit of Davy in everyone. Weninger's whimsical story combined with Tharlet's soft illustrations once again offer a winning story for small fry, especially those in big, busy families.-Bina Williams, Bridgeport Public Library, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.