Saturday, 19 July 2014

Hello Kitty: Happy Birthday! (Children’s, Picture book, 10E/10E, semi short 'n' sweet review)

March 2014, HarperCollins Children's, 32 pages, Paperback, Review copy

Summary from HarperCollins Children's (summary for ebook version)
Celebrate all that’s great about birthdays with Hello Kitty!

Hello Kitty loves birthdays and today is her very own birthday. Celebrate with her as she has a party, opens presents, plays games, blows out the candles on her cake and more. Everyone loves birthdays and they’re even more special with Hello Kitty.

Nayuleska's thoughts
I adore Hello Kitty, and feel this book perfectly describes what a birthday can be like for all the family in a way young readers will understand. The bright and large illustrations were a delight to look at – I laughed when I saw Hello Kitty’s father covered in glitter from the wrapping paper!
Activities included preparations such as what invitations look like and choosing what to wear, and the actual party itself including playing games and presents! I like how the book makes it clear that Hello Kitty’s best ‘present’ was being with all people she loves, a message that’s important to point out in what can be a materialistic world. (I’m not climbing on my soap box, I promise ^o^)

I think this book is ideal for readers who are having a birthday soon or attending a birthday party, and might like to be prepared so they aren’t startled by things being different which could make them anxious/cry/act up. Birthdays can be a time of great joy and fun like Hello Kitty’s. There’s an extra interactive element to the book where readers are asked questions about what they see, they aren’t asked but could be asked to sing Happy Birthday, or shout out Happy Birthday at the appropriate moments.

Suggested read
For more Hello Kitty fun check out Hello Kitty: On Holiday (Children's, Activity book, 3 years +, 9/10E) 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Oh my I so so love Hello Kitty because she's a cat and she's a theme of PINK! <3 I am so fond of this character that makes me compile stuffs of her like wallpapers and just lately I started a collection of Hello Kitty Birthday Party Theme . I am just so happy I could pick some from your site. Credits will be added dear!
God bless!