It's Jack's birthday and his friend Sam is coming round after school for a little party. It's just Sam and Jack in a small flat, with Jack's mum talking too loudly and getting them to play childish games. Jack's birthday cake is a homemade shark and doesn't look as good as the huge windmill cake that Sam had for his birthday, nor is there a DJ, treasure hunt or a magician. But when Sam's mum comes to collect him, Jack realizes just how lucky he is.
Bob Graham is Australia's leading picture-book maker. His titles include Queenie the Bantam (Highly Commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal), Buffy (Smarties Book Prize Silver Award Winner), Max (winner of the 2000 Smarties Gold Medal and the CBC Early Childhood Book of the Year Award) and Let's Get a Pup! (shortlisted for the 2002 Kate Greenaway Medal).