The Birthday Book
(Las Mañanitas)

Las Mañanitas / The Birthday Book is inspired by the quintessential Mexican birthday song. In Latin culture there is a tradition of waking up the birthday child with this song. It is a fixture at every birthday party, and the best way to welcome a great day. In this book, we celebrate the birthday bunny from the moment his friends walk him up right on through his birthday celebration!

A thoroughly engaging, ingeniously designed Latino celebration.

Kirkus Reviews

Delightful… Numerous flaps and a turn-the-wheel feature add to the fun… should draw smiles.

Publishers Weekly

A perfect choice for bilingual story times.

School Library Journal

The Lyrics

Estas son las mañanitas, que
cantaba el Rey David,

Hoy por ser tu cumpleaños,
te las cantamos a ti.

Despierta, mi bien, despierta, mira
que ya amaneció,

Ya los pajarillos cantan, la luna ya
se metió.


Today’s the day, and it’s the morning
You get treated like a king

Cause this morning it’s your birthday
Your praises we’re going to sing.

Come on, its time to get up now
Come see how the day turns bright

All the sparrows sing about you the moon
has gone nighty – night.