{31 picture books} Happy Birth Day!

Happy Birth Day!

Today it’s my birthday, so I chose a book with a birthday theme – Happy Birth Day! by Robie H. Harris.

I bought this book for myself a number of years ago and it’s one that hasn’t made it to my kids bookshelf. It’s the story of a mother telling her baby about being born and the first day. The illustrations are stunning and realistic. One of my favourites is the image of the baby having her first breastfeed.

The words are powerful and I usually end up with tears in my eyes by the end of it, remembering the day my sons were born. The author is able to capture the specialness of the day a baby is born, and doesn’t forget bringing in the extended family too. There are little details, like the name bands that are put on a baby’s wrist and ankle, that add so much to the story.

I love reading this story with my boys, even though they don’t understand why I get so emotional!

31 picture books in 31 days

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  1. And this is a Picture Book! How absolutely lovely. Just look at that gorgeous face! Beautiful book Melissa and Happy Birthday, another Libra, cool! Hope you had a wonderful day.

  2. Happy Birthday, Melissa. I want to know if Robie is a man or woman? 🙂

  3. Herzlichen Glueckwunsch Melissa! Looks like a good ‘un!

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