I celebrated my birthday last week, so I decided to extend the festivities with a storytime about birthdays, cake, parties, and other festivities.
I shared two books by author/illustrator Jan Thomas last week, and they were so popular that I decided to throw in another. This week we read A Birthday for Cow. Pig and Mouse are busy baking a cake for Cow’s birthday, but Duck is certain that the celebration should also include a turnip. Pig and Mouse try to explain that turnips are not typical birthday fare, but Duck doesn’t listen.
Children tend to think the presents are the most exciting part of a birthday, so our next book was The Magic Box. When Eva unwraps this birthday present, she finds that the box does not contain a gift. Instead, it is the gift, and when she climbs inside she becomes a master magician!
Our last book was I Am Invited to a Party!, part of the popular Elephant and Piggie series. Piggie is thrilled to be invited to a party, and asks Gerald the elephant to go with her. As always, Gerald frets about the details and won’t rest until he is sure he and Piggie are thoroughly prepared.