My sweet Brooke just celebrated a birthday, and with it we began a new tradition; The Night Before My Birthday Book.
The Night Before My Birthday is written in rhyme (so fun!) and tells about the excitement of waiting for it to be your birthday and even dreaming of the day you’ll be another year older! It has adorable, colorful illustrations by Juana Martinez-Neal. There is even a seeking game; a sheep in each illustration that can be searched for!
This book was written by Joni Rubinstein, a wife, mother, and elementary school counselor. Inspired by a poem she read to her children the night before their birthday, Joni wrote this book to create a new tradition for all families!
That’s exactly what she’s done for us. Brooke was anxious to get to read this new “birthday story” with me when I put her to bed the night before her birthday. I laid next to her in her bed and we read together, (and also searched for the sheep in each illustration too)!
She loved it, and loved that it was a special time for just her and I. She is excited to know that this is a special book we’ll read together every year the night before her birthday, and after seeing this book my boys are excited to get to read this on the night before their birthdays too!
At the end of the book there are a few pages which allow you to record which child you read to on which birthday, and even which of their dreams came true that year. This is wonderful for us, since I have 4 kids I’ll be reading this to. It will be nice to be able to keep track of all of this every year, and so fun to look back on in a few years!
I also love that this is another company that gives back! For every copy of The Night Before My Birthday Book that is sold on their website, they’ll donate $1.00 to charitable organizations that support children’s health, safety, and well-being through research and services. It’s a win-win!
How would you like to start this new tradition with the special kids in your life? Joni has generously offered one winner their own “The Night Before My Birthday Book”! Enter to win by completing the rafflecopter form below. Giveaway ends at 12:01am EST on 01/05/13!
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We were sent the above mentioned product for review purposes. Regardless, all opinions are my own.