When’s My Birthday?


When’s My Birthday?’ Is it tomorrow? Tuesday? Spring? You could wear fancy dress, or bring a chicken. A big cake with chocolate and candles? ‘When’s My Birthday?

The constant refrain of desperate text is familiar. The countdown seems interminable, the facts uncertain. In the confident hands of poet Julie Fogliano, the birthday child’s plea for answers and certainties are real, fun and insistent.

The words marry wonderfully with the two-dimensional, approachable, almost cut-out images crafted by Caldecott-winning illustrator, Christian Robinson.

I suggest ‘When’s My Birthday?‘ as an ideal birthday gift, a great choice to read aloud, and a title that will be reread and remembered by many young readers.


When’s My Birthday?

Julie Fogliano and Christian Robinson

(Walker Books)

‘When’s My Birthday?‘ Where is my birthday? How many days until my birthday? The questions continue, the refrain repeated. When IS my birthday? Spring? What would you like for your birthday? A chicken? I love the insistence in Julie Fogliano’s verse text, accompanied by the stark images of Christian Robinson. So… ‘When’s My Birthday?’ 


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