Happy Birthday to You!by Dr. Seuss
Illus. in color. "The Great Birthday Bird guides us on a birthday trip. The multicolored excursion is a festive one."School Library Journal.
Publishers WeeklyThe Birthday Honk-Honker (" Wake Up! For today is your Day of all Days") and the Great Birthday Bird ("Come on! Brush your teeth and get dressed! It's your Day of all Days! It's the Best of the Best!") get the party started in Dr. Seuss's 1959 classic Happy Birthday to You!, now available in a handsize, pop-up edition. Fun paper engineering adds even more energy to Seuss's signature illustrations. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Mary Hynes-BerryGrandparents may get a real kick out of gifting their little ones with this Dr. Seuss, which dates back to the 1950s. It is likely to remind them that there is hardly a five-year-old alive who does not believe that their birthday is one of the grand events of a lifetime. The idea of Birthday Bird like the one in Katroo, who arranges an increasingly elaborate celebration, seems quite appropriate, and who could resist dreaming about a boat sized cake, cooked by "Snookers and Snookers, the official Katroo Happy Birthday cookers." As just this line shows, from the beginning, Seuss was a master of the kind of language play that develops phonemic awareness, an important pre-literacy skill. Separating out the similar but distinct sounds of "Snookers, cookers, Dutter and Butter" is vastly more engaging than the inappropriate and mind-numbing workbook pages being pushed at preschoolers. Thank goodness Random House reissues the various Dr. Seuss tales every few years, limiting their changes to a glitzier cover. Reviewer: Mary Hynes-Berry
From the Publisher"The Great Birthday Bird guides us on a birthday trip. The multicolored excursion is a festive one."School Library Journal.
Write a Review
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >