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Rabbit's birthday surprise
Birchall, Mark, 1955-
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
When Rabbit's favorite doll disappears she is too sad to enjoy her birthday party, until a bit of magic saves the day.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.4 0.5 58927.
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PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Little Books

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Rabbit can't wait for her birthday party. With her best friend, Mr. Cuddles, and the Amazing Ali Gator magician, the party is going to be great But, where's Mr. Cuddles? Without him, Rabbit just doesn't feel like celebrating until the magician pulls a surprise out of his hat.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

A bunny's in the mood for fun in Rabbit's Birthday Surprise by Mark Birchall. But when her best friend Mr. Cuddles (a stuffed toy) goes missing in all the excitement (eagle eyes will be able to detect just where), her enthusiasm ebbs. Luckily, the magician who shows up as entertainment has a few tricks up his sleeve in this sequel to Rabbit's Wooly Sweater. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-A serviceable story about a birthday party, from shopping and preparation to the celebration itself with games, cake, and a magician, The Amazing Ali Gator. During the festivities, Rabbit loses her stuffed toy, Mr. Cuddles, and can't enjoy her party without it. Fortunately, as observant readers will note, the doll was left behind at the magician's shop. This allows for the final surprise trick whereby Ali Gator pulls the lost toy out of his hat. "`Hip, hip hooray for The Amazing Mister Ali Gator and Mr. Cuddles!' cheered Rabbit." The creatures, with minimalist facial features and uneven legs, look like puppets against jaunty background scenery. The pages are bright, colorful, and childlike. This book would work for beginning readers, who will identify with the fun of birthdays and the dilemma of the lost toy.-Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.