Title: Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish
Author: Beth Ferry
Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld
Published: February 12, 2019
Theme: Celebrating and Birthday
Character Origin: Animals
Book Type: Picture Book | Pages: 48
Ages: 4-8 | Book Level: — | Lexile Measure: 660L
Synopsis: A joyful picture book that celebrates every kid’s favorite day of the year, full of adorable art from the illustrator of Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site and I Wish You More.
The most important rule is #1: It must be your birthday.
After that’s been established, a crew of hilarious animals help picture book pros Tom Lichtenheld and Beth Ferry take readers through a joyous romp that covers the most important elements of every year’s most essential holiday, including singing; closing your eyes and making a wish; blowing out candles on a cake, then settling into bed and dreaming of your wish coming true.
This was a really cute book to read. It’s a countdown to the must-haves for the perfect birthday wish. I’m always a fan of a large font in a picture book. It makes it easy for a young reader to finger track to keep his/her place while reading.
Lichtenheld’s illustrations were very colorful and fun. Younger kids will really enjoy this book. It will get them even more excited about their birthday. The use of animals really adds to the relatability for smaller kids (older ones too!) as they tend to really connect well with them. If you’re looking for a fun book to read, check this one out. There will be smiles of the faces of your littles as you read them this book.