Kono, Erin Eitter Caterina and the Perfect Party Dial Books, 2013. $16.99 PICTURE BOOK Content: G.
Caterina is a little brown bird who hates surprises. She likes to make lists and she plans the perfect party for all of her forest friends, so when it rains she is heartbroken that her party will be ruined. She quickly realizes that the most important list that she has is the list of her friends and they are what will make the party fun. So regardless of the rain, they all have a great time.
This book has a cute message about not always having control, but to see the good in what appears to be a bad situation. The illustrations are great with a mix of collage and drawings. My only complaint is that while Caterina is planning her party it has a few parts with side dialogue going on between two of the characters which makes it confusing.
EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson.