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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 and Other Parties
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.