Rubina has been invited to her first birthday party, and her mother, Ami, insists that she bring her little sister along. Rubina is mortified, but she canâ't convince Ami that you just donâ't bring your younger sister to your friendâ's party. So both girls go, and not only does Sana demand to win every game, but after the party she steals Rubinaâ's prized party favor, a red lollipop. Whatâ's a fed-up big sister to do? Rukhsana Khanâ's clever story and Sophie Blackallâ's irresistible illustrations make for a powerful combination in this fresh and surprising picture book.
Rukhsana Khanâ's clever story and Sophie Blackallâ's irresistible illustrations make for a powerful combination in this fresh and surprising picture book.
Combining cultural differences, the pain of annoying siblings, and coping with social landscape, this moving picture book focuses on a birthday party invitation. Rubina is thrilled to be invited to her first birthday party, but her mother, who doesn't come from a country where this tradition is common, finds it rather odd. When Sana, the whiney little sister, wants to go, she is allowed, despite Rubina's protests. Naturally, Sana wrecks everything, and even snags Rubina's goodie bag lollipop. How will Rubina deal with this in the future? With bright, lively illustrations. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a 2010 Best Illustrated Children's Book.
- Juvenile Fiction
- Family / Siblings, Holidays + Celebrations / Birthdays, Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings
- March 4, 2010
- March 4, 2010
- Rukhsana Khan
- Sophie Blackall