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Birthday Suit

3.42  ·  Rating Details  ·  38 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Johnny loves nothing better than splashing in the ocean waves—naked. But Mom says now that he’s four he’s too old to run around without clothes on. She even buys him a pair of overalls with genuine 100 percent child-proof snap fasteners! But they’re no match for Johnny as he wriggles out of them. Johnny’s father explains that big boys wear clothes. Doesn’t he want to be bi ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Annick Press (first published January 19th 2012)
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Mar 08, 2012 Carol rated it really liked it
No doubt about it, young Johnny's favorite outfit is his birthday suit. Especially when he is playing in the water. His mom finally decides that he has reached an age where he really should keep his clothes on. She devises many methods to make him do so with very little success.
"Johnny's jellyfish squirming
slippery worming
jump-about jostling
writhing and tossing"
always will set him free. Will he ever grow up and learn that there is a time and a place for his birthday suit and a time and a pla
Sara Thompson
Apr 13, 2012 Sara Thompson rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Johnny likes running around in his birthday suit. Johnny reminds me of another little boy who refused to stay clothed (I can’t mention names but he’s turning 15 this month).
I can’t say this is the best children’s book ever written. The language bogs down here and there. In some cases, it just doesn’t flow right but that did not prevent me from enjoying little Johnny one hundred percent.
Olive Senior grew up in Jamaica which is apparent in her book. The story could be told from anywhere but the tr
Cute story about a young man who likes to run around naked instead of wearing clothes.

Okay for preschool storytimes.
Age: 2 years - 5 years

"Johnny loves nothing better than splashing in the ocean waves--naked. But Mom says now that he's four he's too old to run around without clothes on. She even buys him a pair of overalls with genuine 100 percent child-proof snap fasteners But they're no match for Johnny as he wriggles out of them" (Goodreads feature review).

A warm read with Caribbean flavor. The pictures are wonderfully expressive of jubilant freedom from clothes, and Senior tastefully deals with nudity. Th
Mar 27, 2012 Margaret rated it really liked it
This is cute with plenty of rhymes and rhythm through out this book is all about teaching a no longer toddler about the importance of wearing clothes. While my kiddos do not run around in a full birthday suit often, they do get down to their diaper and this would be a great and fun way to start introducing that clothing is important and can be fun in it's own way as well.

*Thanks to Annick Press for loaning an electronic copy for review through Netgalley.*

Mar 06, 2013 Breanna rated it liked it
Shelves: colors, clothes
This book is very colorful. Johnny loves to run around naked, but when you are a certain age that is not appropriate. Johnny soon finds that out. Children will definitely learn the definition of the words birthday suit after reading this book.

Extension: The children will have to dress the man in our classroom.

Mar 02, 2012 Samantha rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012
Birthday Suit is a wonderful book for young children that is engaging and tells the story of a young boy who refuses to wear clothes.

It is wonderfully illustrated and captures the attention of its readers with an engaging story and illustrations that will make children laugh.
Feb 12, 2012 ReadingWench rated it really liked it
What boy likes clothes when he is 4? Most of us have experienced a child who doesn't like to have their clothes on. In BIRTHDAY SUIT, Johnny is such a boy. That is until he talks with is dad.

A great book for any child who likes to be naked.

AR 3.9

Apr 27, 2013 Briony rated it liked it
Shelves: children
This would be a good book for parents/guardians whose child prefers the nude to clothing. I will admit there are times the story lags, but overall it is a nice picture for the child nudist in your family
Nov 30, 2012 Brindi rated it liked it
afraid to read this at story time because the kids might get an idea and the parents will be soooo mad....but a cute book for the child who does run around in his birthday suit!
Aug 26, 2012 Marina rated it really liked it
This was adorable--the story and the illustrations. A must read for little boys who like to go au naturel. And even those that don't. And even girls.
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Olive Senior was born and brought up in Jamaica in 1941 and educated in Jamaica and Canada. She is a graduate of Montego Bay High School and Carleton University, Ottawa.

She is one of Canada's most internationally recognized and acclaimed writers having left Jamaica in 1989, spending some years in Europe and since 1993 being based in Toronto.

Among her many awards and honours she has won the Commo
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