Today Is the Birthday of the World, by Linda Heller, illus. by Alison Jay, Ages 3-7
On the birthday of the world, God calls together all his creatures. As the giraffe, the elephant, the beaver, the fish, the bee, the cow, and the child pass before their Maker, they are asked if they have been the best they could be. Each one, after contemplating the way he has treated the earth, is able to answer with a resounding “yes!” Satisfied with how his creations have treated their home, God declares that “there is no better birthday present.”
Linda Heller’s story is sweet and gentle, with an inspiring message perfect for a celebration of Earth Day. Alison Jay’s illustrations, as usual, tie the book together with their colorful, muralistic style. Don’t miss this lovely springtime tale to share with your little reader!
Today Is the Birthday of the World, by Linda Heller, illus. by Alison Jay, Dutton Books, pub. April 2009