A new door opens when a door closes. Alice Ann pictures her life squeezed at the bottom of a Family Memo Board of summer specials; a family move, a new baby's arrival, and a holiday, that outweigh Alice Ann's 4th of July birthday...until an invitation from Uncle Spurge opens a new door of adventure and Alice Ann celebrates her own delicious event. While everyone at Liberty Cafe is waiting for Alice Ann to arrive, readers get a peek at what Alice Ann is doing in Hayden's clever miniature cartoon drawings. Text rhythm and repetition lead to the delicious event and guarantee fun listening and story time read-alouds. Hayden's illustrations are a visual feast. A mix of party ideas includes a chart of red, white, and blue breakfasts that kids can make with minimal supervision and online extras...party cards, ideas for a game, Breakfast Table, and a companion coloring book downloadable on images-press.com.
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Author Bio: Marcia Trimble cooked up Liberty Cafe Is Open from tasty ingredients in her life...a high-tech houseboat that Spurge built...a sister, Alice...a childhood memory of the House That Jack Built...and a batter of imagination. Trimble is a former childhood reading specialist whose Trimble Tots collection of feel-good, positive self-image titles has grown to a sweet sixteen since she began a career as a children's book writer and publisher in 1998. Trimble lives in California with Charlie Trimble and their dog, Peppy. She proudly welcomes the illustrator of Liberty Cafe Is Open to her team. Illustrator's Bio: Jennifer Hayden was born to draw. Jennifer graduated from Vassar college with a B.A in art history and is now an artist-in-residence at the Montgomery Center for the Arts in Skillman, New Jersey. Her work has appeared in children's magazines such as Click and New Moon, and her cartoon illustrations appear in Marsby and the Martian Detectives (Images Press, 2004). Jennifer lives in Rocky Hill, New Jersey, with her husband, two children, five cats, and one dog, Liberty Cafe Is Open, is Jennifer's first children's picture book.
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Book Description Images Press, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Jennifer Hayden (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M1891577913
Book Description Images Pr, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition. 36 pages. 9.80x9.60x0.10 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1891577913
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