The Birthday Book /
Las Mañanitas

The Birthday Book is inspired by the classic Mexican birthday song “Las Mañanitas (The Mornings)”, which is sung to wake up a child on his/her birthday.  This celebratory song 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 wake him up right on through his birthday celebration!

“The high-quality construction and simple elegance of the book make it excellent for a gift for a beloved child. A free app provides grown-ups and kids alike with the tune that accompanies the song, so there’s no need to worry if you don’t know it already.”

Ashley Lopez, Latinxs in Kid Lit

“Just what we’ve been waiting for. Bright and cheery, these simple and sturdy bilingual books are great fun to read aloud and come with a lift-the-flap bonus. Thank you, Canticos!”

Valerie Lewis, Owner, Hicklebee’s Children’s Bookstore

“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.