It's My Birthday by Helen Oxenbury

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In a brightly illustrated cumulative tale, an ever-growing group of friends helps a small child gather the ingredients for a delicious birthday cake.
 

About Helen Oxenbury

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HELEN OXENBURY is the world-class illustrator of dozens of beloved picture books, including Michael Rosen's "We're Going on a Bear Hunt, " Phyllis Root's "Big Momma Makes the World, " which won the "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Picture Book Award, ""and her own Tom and Pippo series. She lives in London, England.
 
Published August 1, 1994 by Candlewick. 24 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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2+) Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1994 ...

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One by one a host of animals offer ingredients when a child decides to bake a birthday cake.

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As always, her understated watercolors are filled with whimsy--from a picnicking otter family that lends salt to the pig to a bespectacled sheep at the market cash register--and they shine with the quiet resplendence of happy family life.

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Soon a pig with “a pinch of salt,” a dog with a bag of sugar, and a monkey who has climbed a tree to pick some cherries for topping the cake, all follow the birthday child back to the table, where each adds his or her ingredient, one at a time, to a green striped mixing bowl that the child stirs ...

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