Fun and Learning Ensues in “Jeffrey's Party”

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Children’s book by Nadee Karunaratna is a delightful mix of vibrant illustrations, a meaningful storyline and adorable animal characters

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Reading stories to children can benefit them and their parents in many ways. Aside from being an exciting opportunity to bond, this activity can improve a child’s vocabulary, listening and communication skills and enhance their creativity. Parents looking for a great book to use in storytelling might want to give “Jeffrey’s Party” a try. Written by Nadee Karunaratna, this book is a delightful mix of adorable animal characters and a meaningful storyline.

The story introduces Jeffrey the Giraffe who is about to host a party in the forest he calls home. Readers will follow the giraffe as he prepares for the celebration and be delighted as each of his animal friends offers to contribute something for the gathering.

Vibrantly illustrated, “Jeffrey’s Party” is a charming picture book that subtly teaches valuable lessons on friendship and teamwork.

This book will be featured at the 2012 Beijing Book Fair in Beijing, China, on August 29-September 2, 2012 and at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 10-14, 2012.

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Nadee Karunaratna originally came from Sri Lanka and is now a citizen of Australia. She loves both countries especially Australian culture and the spicy Sri Lankan food. She loves her husband and their daughter and enjoys writing for kids.

Jeffrey's Party * by Nadee Karunaratna
Publication Date: December 31, 2011
Picture Book; $30.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4653-8205-4
Picture Book Hardcover; $49.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4653-8206-1

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