Today is Miss Marnie’s birthday! So, to kick off a week of birthday inspired posts I’ve rounded up some books all about…BIRTHDAYS!
I have chosen a few classic titles and a few fun character driven ones… each would make a great gift for any little girl or boy celebrating their special day.
Belle & Boo and the Birthday Surprise by Mandy Sutcliffe £4.79
A cute little tale of how Belle and her best pal Boo – a bunny – plan a surprise birthday party. But, whose birthday is it?
One Little Baby Birthday by Richard Dungworth £5.45
A cute little board book that’s ideal for tots – the charming illustrations and rhyming text make it an easy read.
Moomin and the Birthday Button by Tove Jansson £4.17
Over 65 years old and still loved today – join ‘Moomintroll’ as he wakes on a special day – and thinks everyone has forgotten his birthday!
Happy Birthday Maisy by Lucy Cousins £5.59
Maisy is having a party and little ones can join in all the fun with this lift-the-flap style book.
Happy Birthday, Goose! by Laura Wall £4.90
Watch Goose with the silly big beak celebrate his birthday in this beautifully illustrated story.
Happy Birthday with Ant and Bee by Angela Banner £3.99
This classic tale has been re-illustrated by the original author – 50 years after first published – to appeal to a new generation. Teaches days of the week as it counts-down to a party being planned…
Topsy and Tim: Have a Birthday Party by Jean an Gareth Adamson £3.19
Follow the adventures of T&T as they hang party decorations, open presents and share all the fun with their friends. Who remembers these from their school days? They have now been re-issued and updated.
Curious George and the Birthday Surprise by Margret & H. A Rey £3.99
I’m a big fan of this cheeky monkey and so is Miss M – she loves the tale of the man in the yellow hat planning a surprise birthday party for who? No prizes for guessing….
Happy Birthday to You! by Dr. Seuss £4.79
First published in 1959 this zany tale of all the crazy thing kids get up to on their birthdays in the imaginary land of Katroo. As mad as it sounds – a great choice for lovers of Dr. Seuss.
Miffy’s Birthday by Dick Bruna £5.99
This is the first Miffy book that I brought Miss Marnie – and it tells the story of Miff’s birthday, her lovely floral dress and the special surprise from grandma and grandpa bunny. A true classic for every bookshelf.
Princess Poppy: The Birthday by Janey Louise Jones £5.24
Poppy is really excited as its her birthday – but it seems everyone has forgotten and far to busy to celebrate or have they?
Peppa Pig: Happy Birthday Peppa! £3
There is going to be a party, games and cake – and even a special show by Magic daddy pig. But, will all of Peppa’s birthday wishes come true?