A large and loving picture book in which aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents come to the baby’s house for a surprise birthday party for his Dad. They all love the baby SO MUCH that he falls asleep, exhausted from all the attention. A fine repetitive text replete with the cadence of Caribbean speech is brilliantly illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, who captures the togetherness of this extended family with warmth and humour.
Also by Trish Cooke, illustrated by Alex Ayliffe: Zoom! (9780006646211), HarperCollins £6.99