Snappy Birthday by Mark Sperring and Laura Ellen Anderson

When a special birthday invite arrives from a next-door neighbour whom they’ve never met, declaring that he’d love to have them all for tea, the kids at no. 24 are all abuzz with excitement. Of course, what the four siblings only belatedly realise is that their neighbour means it quite literally…

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Beastly Birthday Book by Babette Cole and Ron Van Der Meer

A few days before his birthday, a little boy meets various unexpected characters — including a herd of singing cows and a gang of robbers! — who present him with some unusual gifts; in return, he invites them to his birthday party since his mom “won’t mind”… or would she?

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