Monday, 22 August 2016

Happy Birthday to You - Michelle Medlock Adams

 About the Book:

Jam-packed with all the elements that make birthdays so special, a new musical board book from WorthyKids/Ideals captures the excitement little ones feel on their birthdays.

Happy Birthday to You! is aimed at children aged 2 to 5. Illustrations by Sandra Rodriguez depict birthday ingredients such as balloons and presents, while cheerful verse from Michelle Medlock Adams bubbles with childlike enthusiasm:
Let’s bake a cake and decorate! 
Let’s celebrate this special date!
                                                     With bright balloons and streamers too,
                                                This birthday party’s just for you!

Birthday boys and girls can press the music button to sing along with the birthday song and can personalize the book by placing their photo in the pocket provided.

With a trim size of 7 x 8 inches and durable, board book pages, Happy Birthday to You! will withstand wear and tear for many birthdays to come. 

About the Author and the Illustrator:

Michelle Medlock Adams began her career in journalism; but when she had two children of her own, she quickly turned to writing children’s books, including the successful What Is . . . series for WorthyKids/Ideals. Michelle has two grown daughters and lives in Bedford, Indiana, with her husband, Jeff.

Sandra Rodriguez grew up in Mexico in a house with a big garden. From doodling her way through math class to playing with her dogs, her creative spirit was evident. Rodriguez’s illustrations are inspired by simple, everyday life: children playing in the park, people walking their dogs, families interacting after school. Rodriguez favors watercolor because it allows her to transmit the movement and emotion of life into her illustrations.

My Thoughts:

This title has all the elements of any favourite children's book - it's written in catchy rhymes, has a sing-a-long button, a place to insert a picture and delightful illustrations. It would serve well as a birthday card, as it has a To and From spot in the back of the book. I showed the book to one of my nephews and he thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the music button. 


In exchange for an honest review Worthy Publishing Group provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. 

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