Happy Birthday To You! by Dr. Seuss
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Since 1959, Happy Birthday to You! – Dr. Seuss’s joyous ode to individuality – has allowed readers to experience firsthand the thrill of celebrating a birthday as it is done in Katroo.
Edwin Speaks Up by April Stevens & illustrated by Sophie Blackall
When a large family of ferrets and their precocious baby take a chaotic trip to the supermarket, mom can’t keep track of the groceries, the shopping cart . . . or even the kids! Baby Edwin tries to help, but everyone thinks he’s just babbling. Little do they know that he really has all the answers. Full of fun-to-say nonsense words this is a perfect storytime book and a great read-aloud.
I Want Two Birthdays! by Tony Ross
The Little Princess wants to have two birthdays! Very well, says the prime minister. Of course, when the princess sees how much fun two birthdays are, she must have three. Then four. Then more! But the more birthdays she ha,s the less special they become. Fortunately, the king has a clever solution up his royal sleeve.
The Birthday Pet by Ellen Javernick & illustrated by Kevin O’Malley
A Birthday For Cow! by Jan Thomas
Pig and Mouse are hard at work baking the best birthday cake EVER for Cow. But it would be a lot easier if Duck weren’t hanging around, yammering on about turnips or some nonsense. (Sheesh!) With all this silliness going on, how will they manage to throw Cow a spectacular birthday party? Well, as it turns out, crazy Duck just might have had the right idea all along!
What A Party! by Sandy Asher & illustrated by Keith Graves
It’s Grandpa’s birthday, and Froggie can’t wait to give him his present. But first he has to make the costume . . . and build the stage . . . and create the programs . . . then, it’s finally time to sing his song! What a performance! What a party! But then it’s all over, only Froggie wishes it weren’t. He’s been waiting for this day for so long—how can it end so quickly?