ELISSA HADEN GUEST is the award-winning author of the Iris
and Walter series. She lives in San Francisco, California.
CHRISTINE DAVENIER is the acclaimed illustrator of the Iris and Walter books, and she received a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year Award for The First Thing My Mama Told Me by Susan Marie Swanson. She lives in Paris.
Gr 1-3-Walter is having a birthday party complete with cake, ice cream, and horseback riding, and his best friend, Iris, can hardly wait for the day to arrive. They bathe Rain and comb her mane, Iris makes her a special birthday medallion, and Walter's parents assure him that the festivities will run smoothly. Walter is so busy making things just right that he doesn't realize that Rain is ever so close to giving birth. This easy reader is chock-full of universal kid banter, and the child-friendly illustrations in pen and ink provide the perfect backdrop as these two pals go about their everyday lives among family and friends.-Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
"Chock-full of universal kid banter, and the child-friendly
illustrations in pen and ink provide the perfect
backdrop."--School Library Journal
"Children will want to read this again and again."--Booklist
"Guest is characteristically masterful at capturing children's anxieties."--The Horn Book