A perfect first picture book, this is about little girl’s birthday morning ritual and enjoyment of her birthday party. The color pencil drawings make all the characters look like dolls—a comforting approach to illustration for the small child. Lulu—the protagonist—happens to be a child of mixed heritage (white mom/black dad); she has an older sister and a very diverse set of friends. This is a great book to engage your child in the discussion of birthday parties. Uff has several more in the Lulu series.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended.
Reviewer: Omilaju Miranda for Ages 0-4