Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Best Birthday Ever!

The Best Birthday Ever
by Charise Mericle Harper
Disney/Hyperion Books, 2011, unpaged.
Picture Book

"On your birthday, you should be Princess of the World!" but that does not mean the birthday girl can do whatever she wants. Everyone will have more fun if the birthday child learns a few do's and don'ts about birthday manners. This is a great book to read a week before a child's birthday. Lana Kittie demonstrates appropriate ways to greet guests at the door, nice ways to show appreciation for a gifts and other essential birthday behaviors. She also suggests that the birthday child practice birthday behaviors with stuffed animals and other toys before the big event. Harper illustrates the book with very fun and feminine cartoons of Lana Kittie and her toy friends. There is even glitter on the bow on the cover. This book is likely to appeal to the children who enjoy Fancy Nancy (Harper Collins 2006)) and is a great way to get a preschool-2nd grade girl ready for the big day.

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