Author(s): Hans Fischer
A Swiss classic back in print
Beloved illustrator Hans Fischer's captivating story--about Old Lisette and her many animals that throw a surprise birthday party for her--has charmed generations of children.
When Lisette goes to the village on her birthday, her dog, Bello, and the other animals get to work. The cats bake a cake, the chickens lay extra eggs, the goat picks flowers for the birthday table, and the rabbits find seventy-six candles. When Lisette returns in the evening, she is surprised by the animals welcoming her to a festive table. After the meal, Bello put on a play for Lisette, and the ducks organize a party on the pond. But the highlight of the party is the most beautiful birthday surprise: the cats, Mauli and Ruli, proudly show Lisette their new baby kittens.
Fischer's inimitable lines and colorful palette make this birthday celebration one to remember.