I utilize a lot of creative books in our home school curriculum and our recent favorite is It’s Your Birthday Shyann! by author and illustrator, Cassandra Hill. This children’s picture book features a birthday party celebrated with guests from around the world including Hawaii, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Kenya and China. It teaches children (and me) how to say “Happy Birthday” in eight different languages.
As part of our World History class, my children and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book aloud as we practiced saying “Happy Birthday”. They were delighted to explore different cultures from around the world in this fun celebration.
The illustrations are engaging and I love the vivid representation of the countries as well as the details such as including that countries flag. This children’s book is innovative, fun and educational……I look forward to reading more of Shyann’s adventures with my children in future books!
You are invited to visit the author’s website to purchase your copy of It’s Your Birthday Shyann!
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*