Cover image for Lionel's birthday
Title:
Lionel's birthday
Author:
Krensky, Stephen.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
48 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
Lionel counts down the days to his birthday party by making a time capsule and by letting his sister know what he wants for a present.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 68288.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780803727526
Format :
Book

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Summary

It's a time of questions, wishes, and a search for hidden presents as Lionel prepares to celebrate his birthday. He wonders what it will be like to be older, if there's any way to be sure a birthday wish will come true, and which is more important-getting the right present, or being surprised? New and returning fans will smile and recognize a little of themselves on every page of this latest episode of Stephen Krensky and Susanna Natti's wisely funny, true-to-life series. Illustrated by Susanna Natti.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 1-3. The ninth book about Lionel in the Dial Easy-to-Read series is a warm, funny collection of three chapters. Lionel wants a special jet pack for his birthday, and he gives his older sister, Louise, strong hints about the "surprise" present she should buy him. In another chapter, Lionel buries a time capsule with things from his life, so that someday he can dig it up and remember what he was like. In the final chapter, Lionel practices taking big breaths, so he can blow out the candles on his birthday cake and make a wish, a wish Louise ensures will come true. Told mostly in dialogue in short sentences, and illustrated with clear, lovely pictures in pencil and bright colors, this book introduces new readers to the joy of chapters that build together to make a whole story. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2003 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Four brief vignettes make up this solid addition to the series. Lionel tells his sister about the jet pack on his wish list, and when she says, "-but if I gave you a jet pack, it wouldn't be a surprise," he responds, "You'll have to think of something else-.Like a jet pack." The next chapter finds him and his friend Jeffrey gathering materials to place in a time capsule, prompted by his father's "fuzzy" recollection about his own early birthdays. As the big day gets closer, Lionel looks no older in the mirror, and decides to use his mother's eyebrow pencil to draw lines on his face. He ages more with powdered hair and glasses. On his birthday, he practices huffing and puffing to blow out candles, and, when they are extinguished, the picture of his pile of presents indicates that his wish has come true. Natti's bright, realistic illustrations in pencil, colored pencil, and watercolor washes provide visual clues. Beginning readers will enjoy the thoughts of time and aging woven into this humorous story.-Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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