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This charming little book is as delicious as a piece of cake which just happens to be Suirrel’s favorite food  Young readers are invited to Suirrel’s birthday party and into a magical world of the imagination Brief evocative thou. My mother likes to say that cute is a defense mechanism That there are creatures in this world that need to be cute in order to stay alive I agree with this but I'd argue that there are different kinds of cute out there There's the saccharine sugary stuff that makes your teeth hurt for a week There's the instantaneous cute that is so mesmerizing you're actually afraid to look away And then there's the uiet understated cute that charms you with its intricacy and delicate wit How's that for a segue eh Well how else am I supposed to introduce to you what essentially boils down to one of the strangest and most delightful children's imports I've seen in a long long time The Danes have been at it again This time they've conjured up a fellow by the name of Toon Tellegen why don't we ever name our kids Toon who for the last 25 years has written than 300 stories about a little world full of animals And so we end up with a book that feels like an old friend the first time you turn one of its pages Like coming home againIn The Suirrel's Birthday and Other Parties Mr Tellegen has written nine stories about the animal denizens of his little world and their various parties In the first and longest of these a suirrel throws himself a birthday party and creates a huge array of delicious cakes for all the guests a water cake for the dragonfly an algae cake for the pike a small moldy willow cake for a woodworm etc Subseuent stories tell of other parties both big and little There is The Set Table where suirrel and ant stumble across a delicious table set up by a host so shy he won't reveal himself to his uninvited guests Or The Costume Party where suirrel's gift for costuming proves to be his downfall leading to an inspired solution Each story is accompanied by a multitude of delightful little color illustrations By the time you end you'll sigh and wonder how it is that you no longer have any stories to enjoyBack up you I'm going to generalize for a second here Danish children's literature Now now I'm not saying anything bad about it I just want to point out that sometimes Americans don't well don't exactly get it Take the case of The Swan's Child by Dutch Cooper I liked it and thought it was fun but Americans got a little weirded out by this tale of a baby who appears on the back of a swan and is raised by a cadre of animals We wonder why there aren't foreign imports gracing our nation's shelves and the only answer I can give is that sometimes the books coming in have an entirely different flavor from our day to day fare We Americans don't know how to handle this so we reject `em en masse So really one of the most remarkable things about The Suirrel's Birthday is that though it feels different from the bulk of the schlock out there it's infinitely relatable and lovely Translator Martin Cleaver has done a stand up job at capturing the flavor of the writing What could have come off as merely weird now feels like a contemporary successor to Milne's Pooh tales than anything elseThis is a safe world As the Introduction says of its author He created a world where there is only one forest one river one ocean and one oak tree It's the kind of world small enough for a child to feel comfortable in The animals would sooner eat their party hats than one another Misunderstandings are few and far between but that doesn't mean there isn't a lot of stuff going on It just happens to be on a low key level One where the biggest fret in a day will be over whether or not you have made enough gigantic cakes for all your party guestsFor some of you the name Ahlberg will elicit sighs of comfort and respect You may cast your mind back and find yourself thinking of Janet and Allen Ahlberg who brought into this world The Jolly Postman amongst other charming fare Charm must be genetic then since it has trickled down into this their daughter and through her into the illustrations for this book Ahlberg spots Tellegen's tales with tiny pen and ink watercolored images Infinite care is taken so that they enhance each storyline never overwhelming it or distracting from it They're like the chocolate chips in a cookie Little bursts of sweetness that make you appreciate the final product all the You cannot read this book and understand how anyone but Ahlberg could have illustrated it She is the EH Shepard of the 21st centuryIn her art Ahlberg takes as much care in what she does include as in what she doesn't Snail's home on his back is akin to Snoopy's doghouse in those old Peanuts cartoons or Oscar the Grouch's garbage can An infinite amount of space in a tiny package In one story snail decides to renovate his shell with an extra floor and a balcony The story is pretty silly but straightforward so it's interesting to note that Ahlberg makes the executive decision not to show the finished shell at all Instead she gets immensely coy You see a branch from a tree next to a handsaw and a tool box Turn the page and all the animals are at the bottom of the left hand side while giraffe pokes his head from the right hand side presumable while standing on snail's new second floor off camera so to speak At other times we read about impossible dance partners a whale and a seagull and in each case Ahlberg finds a way to keep you intrigued without ever feeling cheatedAre Tellegen's books too sophisticated for children Rarely A story about a grasshopper invited to a posh party who purchases a speck of dust worth a fortune does this so that he may enter the party and then carelessly brush the dust from his coat A delicious cake appears but with a note saying that the only person who eats it must be someone who doesn't feel like cake I hesitate to say that the stories bring to mind The Little Prince because I feel like they're child friendly than that but there's certainly a similar mindset about children and the degree to which they can understand a story I won't go crazy and say that this book is for all kids but for some it will be a tiny treasure that some will choose to remember for years to come The Suirrel's Birthday and Other Parties is the perfect way to introduce children to this already established author Here's hoping we see far of these books in the English language translated for our amusement A jewel Ages 4 9

Summary De verjaardag van de eekhoorn

De verjaardag van de eekhoornGht provoking and unlike anything else ever written Toon Tellegen’s extraordinary tales are rich in unforgettable even surrealistic images A suirrel and an ant discover a mysterious feast with an invisible host in the depths of a fo. I loved this Varied colors and texts very visually appealing I liked the vocabulary usage Readability is great also Very creative and perfect bedtime story collection for young children Recommended

Toon Tellegen ✓ 5 Summary

Summary De verjaardag van de eekhoorn è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ This charming little book is as delicious as a piece of cake—which just happens to be Suirrel’s favorite food  Young readers are invited to Suirrel’s birthday party—and into a magical world of the imagination Brief evocative thougRest A whale and a seagull dance silently on a moon drenched beach A grasshopper pays a fortune for a speck of dust Perfectly complemented by Jessica Ahlberg’s delicate illustrations this collection is intelligent moving and funny . I can't help but bring how this book's illustration what makes it so charming Jessica Ahlberg thank you for bring the cuteness of the story come to life As for the story Toon Tellegen has a massive imagination for a said doctor wanna be This is an encouragement everyone do not stop imagining The stories are separated each from the chapter but somehow the animals are still related They are bounded with cakes party and friendship Some of the stories don't make sense but that's the beauty of it It's fun reading this I have my favourites like 'The Rhinoceros Wish List' and 'The Whale and The Seagull' Its story was simple yet it has a depth for the adult world for me However some stories ended with no sense that makes the story looks like a bunch of nonsense beautiful world put together