The Party by Barbara ReidThe Party by Barbara Reid

The Party

byBarbara ReidIllustratorBarbara Reid

Picture Books | March 1, 2012

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A timeless Governor General's Award-winning classic!

In this timeless story, Barbara Reid explores the simple fun and wonderful family togetherness that is inspired by a lively backyard party.

Through the eyes of the children in attendance, she muses on the glorious childhood pleasures of running around freely, as parents are preoccupied with conversation and food. In gorgeous colour and Plasticine detail, she invites us all to enjoy the games, the cake, the conversation and to endure kisses from Aunt Joan! Truly a perfect rendering of a chaotic but loving family event.

Originally published in 1997, this Governor General's Award-winning classic has won the admiration of all who have read it.

BARBARA REID is a critically acclaimed Canadian author and illustrator, well known to children, parents, and teachers alike for her vibrant Plasticine illustrations. Barb has received every major Canadian children's book award, including the Governor General's Award. Barb lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Title:The PartyFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 8.01 × 0.1 inPublished:March 1, 2012Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443113093

ISBN - 13:9781443113090


Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Party Such a fun story. Reid's great illustrations are wonderful.
Date published: 2017-05-01

Editorial Reviews

Awards and nominations for The Party:

  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award, Children's Illustration
  • Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Shortlist, Mr. Christie's Book Award
  • Shortlist, Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award
  • Starred Selection, Our Choice
  • OLA Best Bet