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El medio cumple de Óscar
El medio cumple de Óscar
Uniform Title:
Oscar's half birthday. Spanish
1a. ed.
Publication Information:
Barcelona : Intermón Oxfam, 2008.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
General Note:
Título original: Oscar's half birthday.
"Mamá, papá y Emi no pueden esperar a que Óscar cumpla un año entero, así que el día que cumple seis meses deciden celebrarlo. Preparan bocadillos de atún y una tarta de chocolate con media vela encima, y cruzan la ciudad para ir de merienda ..."--Page 4 of cover

To celebrate his half birthday, Oscar, his parents, and his sister go out for a picnic. Oscar is six months old today, but the truth is that no one can wait for his whole birthday. So there's nothing else for Mom and Dad to do but pack some sandwiches, park Oscar in his stroller, and take older sister Millie -- handmade fairy wings attached -- to the "half country" of their urban park for a half-birthday party. As always in the warm, quirky world of Bob Graham, the joy is in the details -- a stop in a graffitied tunnel as the train rushes overhead; the expressions on Oscar's face as he watches a single leaf fall; the little half candle on his cake; and the impromptu gathering of admiring park visitors who join, one by one, in the hearty birthday song. With his jaunty watercolors full of charming surprises and a gently humorous text, Bob Graham creates an endearing, unconventional family readers will be happy to meet, and they'll be tickled to join in their celebration