When I was sorting through the girls bookcase this year I realised they have lots of books about birthdays. I thought it would be nice to make them a birthday books countdown in the lead-up to their special day, to get them excited. I had enough books for about ten days and then included a couple of the homemade photo books we had from previous birthdays.
Once I had collected them all together I wrapped them in paper and tied them with a bow. It looked like a huge birthday parcel. The girls were really excited about unwrapping a book each night and it didn’t matter at all that they were books they already owned. They also were good talking points about some of the issues which come up around birthdays such as getting toys you don’t like or not being jealous when it’s someone else’s birthday.
Topsy and Tim have a Birthday Party by Jean and Gareth Adamson
Lettice The Birthday Party by Mandy Stanley
Happy Birthday Bear by Richard Evans
Princess Poppy The Birthday
Curious George and the Birthday Surprise by H. A. Rey and Margaret Rey
Charlie and Lola: This is Actually My Party by Lauren Child
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For a countdown of Christmas books look here:
For our tree shaped advent calendar of Christmas books look here.