Three Hearts Presents LLC, 2012
Text © 2012 by Joni Rubinstein
Illustrations © 2012 by Juana Martinez Neal
Published by Three Hearts Presents
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The Night Before My Birthday Book
The Night Before My Birthday Book is a way of creating a
new tradition for all families; one based on the celebration of
your cherished child. The book is to be read on the eve of the
birthday while your young one is tucked in bed, full of
anticipation. It is a night of transition, birthday wishes, and
dreams as your child prepares to go to sleep and magically
wake up one year older.
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK:
You will see blank spaces on some of the pages. As you read
the book, the first two blanks will be your child’s present age
and the rest will be the brand new age as well as the number
of hugs and kisses and candles on the birthday cake.
At the back of the book, you will see pages to keep a birthday
chronicle. For Example, Roll Mouse Over Here.
On those pages you can record who read the book to the
birthday child, the date, and which birthday eve is being
celebrated. There are lines to include dreams that came true
for that year, events and accomplishments to remember. This
creates a childhood memoir, a keepsake for a lifetime.
Children come into our hearts and homes in so many
different ways, and there are many different types of families.
My birthday wish for you as parents, stepparents, and loved
ones is not to create a tradition for just your child, but for
you as well. Enjoy celebrating your own transition into
parenthood, or whatever loving relationship you share with
the child you tuck into bed. This new birthday tradition
honors and celebrates that transition, that defining moment
when we all become part of a growing family.