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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!
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Novelty accordion-fold board book in a slipcase. Read one language at a time, in this accordion-fold book with interactive features including flaps and wheels.

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Read English and Spanish side-by-side.

Also includes interactive lift-the-flap features.

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Celebrate with the birthday bunny from the moment his friends wake him up, right on through his birthday celebration! Touch each character to bring them to life with humor and whimsy while you sing along with the mariachi's in English and Spanish.

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“The illustrations enhance the opportunity for second language enrichment. They are brightly colored with prominent yellows and blues, and include several flaps for children to lift and further interact with this delightful little book…A great addition to bilingual preschool classrooms and public library collections.”

School Library Journal

“The high-quality construction and simple elegance of the book make it excellent for a gift for a beloved child. The book comes in a sturdy box for added protection. A free app provides 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 Hope Pérez, Professor of Comparative Literature, Ohio State University, Latinos in KidLit

“A delightful and energetic read-aloud or sing-along, especially during bilingual storytimes... The rhythmic, rollicking tune is as catchy as can be… absolutely charming.”

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Lyrics

The Birthday Book
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 gonna sing.

Come on, it’s time to wake up now.
Come see how the day turns bright.
All the sparrows sing about you,
the moon has gone nighty-night.

Happy birthday to you,
happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday, happy birthday.
Happy birthday to you.
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Las Mañanitas
Estas son las mañanitas,
que cantaba el Rey David,
hoy por ser tu cumpleaños,
te las cantamos a tí.

Despierta, mi bien, despierta,
mira que ya amaneció,
ya los pajaritos cantan,
la luna ya se metió.

Cumpleaños feliz,
te deseamos a tí.
Cumpleaños amiguito
que los cumplas feliz.
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