::amazing guitar intro:: you say it’s your birthday?
it’s BS’S Birthday too, yeah!
and while it’s not strictly a tween girl book by any stretch, i thought i’d write today about one of my favorite (and jools’ favorite) seuss books, Happy Birthday To You! i think this one gets overlooked a bit — i mean, it’s hard to compete with the classics, and lord knows ted wrote his fair share of amazingly enduring reads.
in short, this book reminds you that you’re good enough, you’re smart enough, and, gosh darn it, people LIKE you! because, as ted wisely writes:
If you’d never been born, well what would you do? If you’d never been born, well what would you be? Why, you might be a WASN’T.
i love this book because it works for kids, it works for grownups, it works for kids who think they’re grownups, and anyone else i’ve forgotten. basically, you are somebody worth knowing and celebrating — just because you’re you!
…that’s What the Birthday Bird Does in Katroo.
And I wish I could do All these great things for you!
Happy Birthday to You!