Pippa and Pelle and the Birthday Gifts

Daniela Drescher

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  • A bright and joyful birthday board book. Young children will love joining in the birthday fun as Pippa and Pelle celebrate the gifts of nature
  • Bestselling international illustrator Daniela Drescher paints a magical world of cheerful elves, vivid flowers and lifelike creatures in her luminous and unique style
  • Discover more of Pippa and Pelle's adventures in the companion board books
  • This gentle story will encourage children to appreciate the joy of both giving and receiving presents

Everyone wants to help Pippa celebrate her birthday! Flowers bloom, birds sing and butterflies dance in this beautiful story by Daniela Drescher, creator of In the Land of Fairies. Encourages young children to appreciate giving and receiving.

board book
180 x 153 mm
Floris Books
Board Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 1 to 3 years
10 pages
Publication date:
18 Mar 2021


Hooray! It's Pippa's birthday and she's enjoying some special gifts. The flowers bloom, the birds sing and the butterflies dance -- everyone wants to help her celebrate! Pelle has even baked a delicious birthday cake to share with their friends.

The gentle adventures of the two elves are told through Daniela Drescher's vibrant and lively illustrations and comforting words. Young children will love joining in the birthday fun as Pippa and Pelle rejoice in the gifts of nature.

This sturdy and colourful board book is perfect for little hands.


'This chunky board book is bright and cheerful and perfect for small hands!
Daniela Drescher's illustrations are vibrant and pretty, the characters are so cute - Ladybirds riding snails, beetles carrying buttercups and elves using leaves for umbrellas! These colourful illustrations transport you to a magical fairy world, where elves, fairies and the natural world live together in harmony.
In this title, Pippa celebrates her birthday and her friends arrive with gifts. Children who love nature, fairies and magical woodland houses will enjoy this cheery tale!'
-- Kaleidoscope Magazine

Praise for Daniela Drescher:

'In gentle, child-friendly language, Pippa and Pelle express a loving relationship with the earth -- their garden is visited by insects (''our small friends'') and they happily share their abundant strawberries with the snails. The pencil and watercolour illustrations, showing their garden blooming with flowers and fruit, are bright and joyous... A simple and lovely celebration of nature in springtime.'
-- Armadillo on Pippa and Pelle in the Spring Garden

'I cannot recommend highly enough the gentle glowing and detailed illustrations which are a feast for the senses. The book is very robust and ideal for early childhood settings!'
-- Kindling on Pippa and Pelle in the Spring Garden

'Daniela Drescher's watercolour illustrations have such wonderful detail that you can feel transported to the seasons of the garden while you enjoy the problems, fun and games of Griswald's life.'
-- Juno magazine on The Garden Adventures of Griswald the Gnome


Daniela Drescher is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator from Munich, Germany. Daniela was a children’s painting and drawing therapist for ten years, using her own poetry in her therapeutic work. Now the creator of more than 30 children’s books, Daniela still draws the fairies and elves she imagined as a child. Her work is inspired by nature and her wish to engage children with the natural world. As well as books, Daniela’s artwork appears on stationery, homeware and fabric. Her best-known books available in English include In the Land of Fairies, the Little Fairy stories and the Pippa and Pelle board books.
She is also the illustrator of stunning fairy tale anthologies An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales and An Illustrated Treasury of Dwarfs, Gnomes and Fairy Folk.

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