Ereth's Birthday, By Avi
In this book a grouchy porcupine named Ereth wakes up on his birthday
expecting to receive a present from a friend of his, a field mouse
named Poppy. He walks over to her den and Bear Barf! Nobody is there
but a bunch of no good youngsters who have forgotten about his
birthday. Disappointed and grumpy he sets out on a mission to retrieve
salt, his favorite food. He ends up getting entangled in all sorts of
catastrophes. Phooey on Rabbit hare with fish fins on the side!
I loved this book because it had lots of funny comments in it and
tells the story from two different points of view, which switch
frequently. I recommend Ereth's Birthday to students 4th grade and up.