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A revolution in organised birthdays!

Illustrated by Caroline Modeste

Novel 1ères lectures - 60 pages, from CP-CE - Éditions Talents Hauts 2012 The story: It's Clarisse's birthday! Her father has put big cousin Priscilla in charge. But the unbearable cousin is determined to run the party her own way. Entertainment, games and timed gift-giving. No room for improvisation! Luckily, the little group doesn't give in! Together, they're in for a thrilling day of games, presents, fights and a theatrical finale.

A new adventure from the heroes of A place in the playground!



  • Sélection du Prix Graine de Lecteurs du Séronais 2014


PRESS REVIEWS (extracts)

The upside-down birthday is a loose assertion of children's right to express themselves and take responsibility for their actions, of two-way equality between boys and girls, and of the primacy of dialogue over anger. The childlike vision and lively tone are well captured. RICOCHET
Gaël Aymon happily and cheerfully breaks with the diktats of fashionable birthdays. The kind where everything is premade, pre-organised and there's no room for improvisation. ENFANTIPAGES
Recommended in the ideal library for 5/7 year olds! BIBA
This text highlights artistic and friendly adventure, and a very imaginative way of settling a conflict! IN THE SHADE OF THE WILLOW
Imagination and mischief are children's strengths, in this book as in life. "L'anniversaire à l'envers" is a perfect illustration! A BONNE ÉCOLE


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