Valentine, Madeline The Bad Birthday Idea PICTURE BOOK. Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. $17.99. Content: G
All Alice wants is to play with her big brother Ben. But Ben is into robots and Alice isn’t. She decides to ask for a robot for her birthday in hopes of enticing Ben to play with her. Ben makes a bad choice on Alice’s birthday and has to make things right. Alice is surprisingly okay; probably because she gets to play with her brother Ben. It’s a touching story of how you don’t need things to enjoy someone’s company.
EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE Reviewer: SM