Happy Birthday to You!

No one could ever forget the magic and amazement that they felt when they were read their very first Dr. Seuss book. Dr. Seuss is one of the most read and beloved children’s authors and rightfully so, for many reasons. In the world of childrens books, very few authors can compete with Dr. Seuss. His book Happy Birthday to You is a special one for children, capturing all of the magic that comes from a birthday. In one simple story, kids and parents alike get the chance to see how Dr. Seuss believed birthdays were to be celebrated, using all of the classic Dr. Seuss style in both the words of the story and the illustrations as well.

In Happy Birthday to You, the story is built around the Birthday Honk Honker, who tells you how to do everything right for your birthday, including how to wake up (with a unique handshake) and even how to eat lunch. His wonderful rhyme scheme is found throughout the book. For instance, during your journey you meet drummers, strummers, summers, and, of course, plumbers! Near the end of the journey you get an amazing birthday cake and get to play in the Birthday Palace.

The story of Happy Birthday to You isn’t designed just to tell a story, but is meant to convey to a child, using wonderfully vivid words, how you feel about them and their special day, making it easy for them to see how very much they’re loved.

Happy Birthday to You!

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