Ella is having a birthday party. She writes her invitations and sets off to deliver them but one invitation falls out of her bag. Ella has no idea about the journey her invitation takes until everyone turns up at her house for the party!
Everyone - a wizard; some pirates; a parrot; the princess; a knight; a pilot; and finally it reaches her friend. How did all of these characters end up reading the misplaced invitation?
If you read this book with a young child there will be a lot to discuss beginning with the information Ella did not include on her invitation. Here is it what it says
"Invitation - Please come to my birthday part love Ella."
Putting the missing details aside this is an imaginative story with a happy ending.
The Birthday Invitation is one of those magical books that makes you smile and feel happy inside. With a fabulous story and impeccable rhyme, I highly recommend adding this one to your (or a friend's) storybook collection. Kids' Book Review
Here is an activity pack from Bloomsbury to use with this book. Laura Hughes from Hastings UK, has a delightful illustration style. I have a Pinterest collection of Birthday books. Here are some favourites: