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 Boa's bad birthday
 Author: Willis, Jeanne

 Illustrator: Ross, Tony

 Publisher:  Anderson Press
 Pub Year: 2014

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [25] p., col. ill., 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 953329 ISBN: 9781467734509
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Gifts -- Fiction
 Birthdays -- Fiction
 Boa constrictors -- Fiction
 Snakes -- Fiction
 Animals -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Boa is hoping to enjoy his best birthday ever, but most of his friends' gifts are very disappointing.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.10
   Points: .5   Quiz: 165305

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (03/15/14)
   School Library Journal (03/01/14)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 03/01/2014 K-Gr 2—Who doesn't look forward with anticipation to a birthday party and all the thoughtful presents their friends will bring? Boa the constrictor is no exception. As each guest brings a gift, Boa is consistently disappointed: Orangutan gives Boa a piano, but he has no fingers. Monkey brought sunglasses, but Boa has no way to wear them. Though the gifts bring disappointment, Boa's mother reminds him to be gracious. In a twist, it turns out that Dung Beetle gives the best present of all. Illustrations were done in pen, ink, and watercolor in Ross's trademark bright, bold style. The text and images are perfectly balanced and enticingly draw the reader's eye to the next page. A stellar choice for students to learn the fine art of graciously accepting gifts.—Janene Corbin, Rosebank Elementary School, Nashville, TN - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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