I found a few great birthday books to help Little M celebrate.
by Joy Allen
My sister, knowing Little M so well, loaned us this fantastic book. Little M carried it everywhere for the first half of February and we read it A LOT! Princess Party is colorful, fun, and there is even a little message weaved in. The book starts off with two princesses preparing for their party. One princess in a pink fluffy tutu with a fancy tiara, the other in a red boots and a cow girl hat. Both princesses dance through the book while participating in activities like dancing at the ball and defending the castle. I love the idea that Joy Allen so subtly sent out. . .a princess is an incredible girl who is incredible just the way she is!
Happy Birthday Moon
by Frank Asch
I used to read this one when our preschool was up and running, but I had forgotten about it until I started searching for birthday books. As soon as I saw the title my heart jumped a little. This sweet little bear sets out to speak to the moon. When he mistakes his echo for a conversation with the moon he quickly finds that the moon shares his birthday. The bear is so polite, generous and understanding. . .just as we should always be on our birthdays. I had a great time sharing this old favorite with my little ones!
Little Ballet Star
by Adele Geras Illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas
I selected this book for the simple fact that the cover is pink. Because Big M was first, Little M has a library full of trucks, construction and sports. I was just attempting to “girl” up our books a bit. We fell in love with this little ballerina right away. The book takes you on a tour backstage of an elegant play. The little ballerina watches her Aunt perform on stage and even gets a little birthday surprise at the end. The pictures are adorable and the story flows nicely. This one is a keeper!
I’m always looking for a great new book, so email me your favorites. Once I’ve had time to find them at the library, I’ll read them and pass the word along!