Happy Birthday, Everywhereby Arlene Erlbach, Illustrated by Sharon Lane Holm
I mentioned this book last week in my birthday book list, but I wanted to share an activity we did to give you an idea of what you will find inside.
As I mentioned earlier, this book details various birthday traditions from countries around the world. Each country featured has a couple paragraphs about how birthdays are celebrated in that country and then directions for one typical birthday activity from that country.
I also like that each page contains a world map that highlights the featured country. Juliet had fun pointing out where each country was located on the map. It also shares the traditional birthday greeting in each country's official language.
We followed the directions for "How to Make Fairy Bread" listed in the Australia section. It explains, "The children eat something called Fairy Bread. This popular snack is buttered bread covered with tiny, round, colored sugar sprinkles that are known as nonpareils."
And Juliet proceeded to butter her bread,
dump all the sprinkles on it,
(I cut them into triangles.)
and then take two bites from the tips of two triangle sections before running off to find something else to do!
So, maybe the fairy bread wasn't such a big hit when it came to eating it, but she sure had fun making it!
We found this book in the nonfiction section of the library, a place I don't frequent regularly, but every time I do, I am reminded of what a great resource it is. There are so many undiscovered (to me, at least) gems just waiting on the shelves. Have you checked out the non fiction section lately? Found any good titles to share?