Thursday, November 7, 2013

 November  Birthdays
November happens to be my favorite month.  Why?  You must be asking yourself. Well, it’s the birthday month of four of my favorite people. Me, and three other friends. Oh, yes and Mickey Mouse.  Bet you didn’t know that.  It’s November 18th so here’s a fun way to celebrate.  Bake cupcakes and add two mini oreos for ears , two mini m&m’s for eyes and a red one for a nose and Ta Dah! You can sing happy birthday to Mickey (and me too if you want).

Here are some books about birthdays.


Happy Birthday, Moon by Frank Asch

Poor bear is not the brightest bear on the planet but he and the moon somehow celebrate their birthdays together.  You’ll get a real kick out of the coincidental echoes that make it possible.  I would read this book to kids 3-6.


Happy Birthday, Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos

Rotten Ralph is at it again.  He does everything he can to sabotage his birthday.  He puts toothpaste in Sarah’s slippers, wreaks havoc at the party store and ruins the cake.  Sarah sends him upstairs and he is convinced the party is off but you know Sarah really loves Ralph so guess what happens? I would read this book to kids 4-7.


Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming

Jack is very poor but he wants to make a present for the Princess on her birthday.  He cleverly gets all the ingredients he needs, bakes a lovely cake and it gets taken apart little by little until the cake is gone.  Poor Jack!  What can he do with no present?  He tells the story to the princess and she is delighted and says the story is the best present ever.  I would read this book to kids 4-7.


Otto has a Birthday Party by Todd Parr

Otto makes his own cake and adds some delicacies like a cootie bug and a shoe.  He opens presents and one is too small, another too big and nothing is just right.  He decides to go for the cake and  before you know it, the whole cake blows up.  Is the party a disaster?  Nope, the ice cream truck comes to the rescue.  I would read this book to kids 2-5.
Enjoy the birthday celebration and until next week, keep on reading!