Otis & Sydney & The Best Birthday Ever {book review}

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers (September 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 081098959X
ISBN-13: 978-0810989597

About the book…

Otis and Sydney are the best of friends. This year, Otis wants to do something special for Sydney’s birthday. So he decides to throw a surprise party and invite all their friends. He mails the invitations, decorates the house, and bakes a cake, but when things don’t go as planned, how will Otis make sure that Sydney has the best birthday ever?

A sweet and tender tale by the New York Times #1 bestselling author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and the Jellybeans series, Otis & Sydney and the Best Birthday Ever introduces young readers to two lovable bears who understand that friendship is the only thing needed to make any day special.

“Andreasen’s digitally colored pen-and-ink drawings nearly jump off the page, maximizing the similarities between the two unabashedly adorable bears and frequently arranging themselves in paneled vignettes whose balance further reinforces the harmony between the two—just right for this simple story of friendship for the very young.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Books don’t come much cozier or any less threatening than this.” –Booklist

About the Author…

Laura Numeroff is the New York Times bestselling author of When Sheep Sleep, the Jellybeans books, and Would I Trade My Parents? She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Dan Andreasen is the author and illustrator of The Giant of Seville and the illustrator of Sailor Boy Jig and many other books. He lives in Medina, Ohio.

My Thoughts…

Otis & Sydney & The Best Birthday Ever is a clever story of friendship put together story that will warm the heart of anyone. I enjoyed reading this book to my daughter! It’s been a great way to show and teach the benefits of being generous and kind to others in our own lives. In a twist of events in this story, things don’t quite go as planned but despite that, they have fun regardless and that’s what counts the most.

This is an adorable book that would be great to own. You can find this book on the Abrams Books website as well as many other sites online. You may also check your local bookstore if you are interested in sharing this book with your own children.

DISCLAIMER: My thoughts are mine  own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. Thanks to Abrams Books I was given a review copy to share my thoughts about.