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Beautifully told, quirky, and delightful
...they're a joy!

– Wendy Cooling, MBE

You cannot read this book and understand how anyone but Ahlberg could have illustrated it. She is the E.H. Shepard of the 21st century.

– Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal

The Squirrel's Birthday

Written by Toon Tellegen
Illustrated by Jessica Ahlberg

Translated by Martin Cleaver. A whale and a seagull dance silently on a moon-drenched beach. A grasshopper pays a fortune for a speck of dust. A squirrel and an ant discover a mysterious feast, with an invisible host, in the depths of a forest. Toon Tellegen's whimsical animal tales are perfectly complemented by Jessica Ahlberg's delicate illustrations in this collection of lyrical stories that will captivate readers of all ages.

September 2009
5+ years
175mm x 125mm 160 pages

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