Thursday, May 14, 2009

Debbie's Birthday Party by Gilbert Delahaye & Marcel Marlier

This is one of three 'Debbie' books I have and loved when I was a child. And I thought to review it for you all out there. Debbie's birthday is coming up and so, her family thought to make it a special one. There's the invites to be sent out, her dress to make in her favourite colour, the cake to bake and games to organise. This book is one of my favourites from the 'Debbie' collection and I have fond memories of reading it and dreaming about my perfect birthday party when I was a child.

I'm so glad I've got these books as far as I know, they are out of print due to the illustrater - Gilbert Delahaye - passing away in 1997. However, I'm still researching Marcel Marlier. If you would like to know more, I'm afraid you'll have to Google both men as they don't have an official website. This is unfortunate as I really did love these very beautifully written and illustrated books and they took me away into another world whenever I read them.


  1. I've got this book when i was a child. now i want to get it to my children. where can i buy it?

  2. I'm looking too. I had them in Welsh. She was called Siani. I had three 'In the park', '...and her little brother' and 'on the beach.' LOVED them, especially because of the pictures.

  3. This book is enchanting! Wish I still had my copy as the illustrations were so magical and inspiring

    I'd love to see the pictures again!

  4. I absolutely loved these books as a child and am on a mission to re-buy them. In retrospect they really helped me to 'escape' into a little world of my own. I still dream about the image of the cherry tree blosson orchard. Thanks for posting this, as it helped my Google search :)