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Happy Birthday to Whooo? Review by Lisa Barthuly

By Doris Fisher
Illustrated by Lisa Downey
Sylvan Dell Publishing
976 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Suite 3
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Happy Birthday to Whooo? is an adorable book for little ones! The premise is that the reader must figure out, from a unique "birth announcement," what kind of baby animal was born. Let me give you an example :

Celebrating Four Little Stinkers
My babies are born
on May 16,
weighing 1 ounce each,
and measuring 4 inches long.

Proud Mother: Mrs. P.U. Smell

What kind of baby animal was born? My children had fun figuring each one of these out. This lovely book by Doris Fisher and illustrated by Lisa Downey is hardcover with a dust jacket. The illustrations are vivid and wonderfully done.

One thing that makes Sylvan Dell books unique is the "For Creative Minds" section included in the back; it provides more information to expand your child's learning. Happy Birthday to Whooo?includes detailed information on animal families and fun facts on each animal in the book, along with a special activity and craft. Detailed learning wrapped up in a storybook! Perfectly suited for homeschool families.

Look for more reviews of Sylvan Dell's wonderful storybooks. We have been impressed with all of them. A hearty recommendation from our family!

Product review by Lisa Barthuly, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, April 2007