Mary Squirrel is just one of the animal friends that attend Katy Bear's birthday party, and each of them introduces a different color. "The possibilities for using this book with children are limitless. In addition to identifying colors, children will enjoy singing the song and improvising new lyrics...they will also revel in telling the story of Katy's birthday."
On Katy's birthday, all of her animal friends come to the party dressed in clothes of different colors.
Merle Peek is a free-lance illustrator who lives in Denver, Colorado. He received his BFA degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts, and enjoys ice-dancing and riding roller coasters as well as illustrating children's books.
James Cross Giblin is the author of more than twenty critically acclaimed books for young people. His book The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler received the Robert F. Sibert Award for Informational Books. Mr. Giblin lives in New York City.
"A clever extension of a classic American folk song that will be a boon to youngsters' language development." School Library Journal
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