Encyclopedia of Jamaican Heritage Birthday Suit
Written by Olive Senior
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
9781554513697 (bound) | 9781554513680 (paperback)
Publisher: Annick Press

  • Listed in Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2012
  • 2012 Book of the Year Award - Finalist in the Children's Picture Book Category by Foreword Reviews

Every family has a story of a child who doesn't want to wear clothes.

Was that you?

Well, here comes the impish four-year-old Johnny in his birthday suit. Read about his parents' struggle in getting him to keep his clothes on.  Even the ocean and some giggling crabs get involved. Not to mention the ripest mangoes at the top of the tree.

Ha, there is a lot more going on here than Johnny and his Birthday Suit. Especially in Eugenie's breathtaking paintings.  Each page could keep you and your little ones occupied for hours.
With its charming, relatable plot and melodic rhythm, Birthday Suit is perfect for storytime.