My Birthday

Rated 4.56 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)


Hurray, it’s Bear’s birthday! But everybody seems to have forgotten. And when Bear goes out to visit his friends, everybody is busy. But when he gets home again, a big surprise awaits him!


A funny birthday book with peep holes and a folding page. For toddlers ages 24 months and up, focusing on the child’s daily life.

  • Hardcover with peep holes and folding page
  • 34 pages
  • 8.27 x 8.66
  • ISBN: 9781605374253

9 reviews for My Birthday

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ilana WD – Reviewer (NetGalley)

    A lovely colourful book with a lot of hints and creative ideas for the little reader. Both the illustration and the text converges towards involving the child – from 30 months up – in the reading experience and being part of the story, alongside the adult reader. Strongly recommended not only for parents but also for kindergarten libraries and educators.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jori S – Reviewer (NetGalley)

    It’s cute and works for the age range it’s meant to be for. I think it’d work for younger school age as well.

    Overall: The books are geared toward toddler but could work in a kindergarten classroom or student in my opinion.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Julie Valora – Librarian (NetGalley)

    I received a free ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    It’s Bear’s birthday and he thinks everyone forgot. This book had adorable illustrations. The colors were bright. The text was simple and short, so it wouldn’t be hard for even little kids to sit and listen. It’s a cute story.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sarah Lewis – Reviewer (NetGalley)

    In My Birthday it’s Bear’s birthday. However, none of his friends seem to realize it, no matter how many hints Bear drops. Just as you start feeling sad for Bear, he comes back home, and his friends are all there waiting to throw him a surprise party! It’s a plot that many kids books have used, but it is still cute. The illustrations are very well done and kids will enjoy the pictures.

    I’d recommend this book for kids age 2-4… or anyone that enjoys a birthday book!

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Marilyn Panton – Reviewer (NetGalley)

    Bear is all dressed up to the nines happily awaiting his guests to come to his birthday celebration. He waits and waits but alas nobody arrives to share this joyous occasion with him. Where could they all be? Did they forget today was the day of his party? Oh my!

    Being pro-active Bear takes it upon himself to go seek out his friends and find out what exactly is going on.

    Bear visits each of the guests and drops hints to them about why he is wearing a party hat, is all dressed up, is wearing his spiffy bow tie and has a flower in his jacket. His friends don’t seem to compute his hints as they are all extremely busy with each other and Bear is not included in their busyness….. or is he?

    Poor Bear. He gives up and sadly trudges home because he’s sure that everyone has forgotten his birthday. When he gets there he notices balloons hanging on his door and flowers on his table. How in the world did they get there? When he enters inside there is not a peep and nobody to be seen…..

    Then he hears a loud shout….”SURPRISE!” What in the world is happening? Who could be wishing him a Happy Birthday after all?

    The illustrations are colourful and full of detail and action. This fun birthday book has peep holes and a folding page. Kids will enjoy the book I’m sure as everyone can relate to birthdays and parties that are shared by family and friends.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Literary Soirée – Reviewer (NetGalley)

    MY BIRTHDAY is such a sweet story about Bear, who tells his friends that it’s his special day but they’re all focused on something else. He thinks he’s been forgotten, but turns out they’ve planned a surprise party for him when he gets home. Fun and very cute illustrations, with peep holes and folding pages, make this a treat for toddlers 24 months and older. 5/5

    Thanks to Clavis Publishing and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are truly mine.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert Jones – Reviewer (NetGalley)

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the NetGalley book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

    ”Bear has everything he can ask for. A nice home, great friends but when his birthday comes around nobody seems to remember. What is bear supposed to do? Are his friends planning a surprise party? Or are his friends, really not his friends.

    “My Birthday,” is a great story about friendship and happiness. This is a simple, straight to the point story. I would recommend the book for children ages 3-6 or for young children learning to read in pre-K and kindergarten.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sally Wilsey – Reviewer (NetGalley)

    This is a really cute book about Bear who is having a birthday party for himself and none of his friends show up. He goes on a mission to all his friends and there are clues along the way on what is really going on for his birthday. This is a story of surprizes, friendship and celebration. The illustrations are cute and very colorful. This is a great book for the beginning reader or ages 2-5. It is an easy read and great for a bedtime story for the younger children as it holds interest.

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    aleksandra rahmanovic – Reviewer (NetGalley)

    My Birthday is a lovely and fun book about Bear who is waiting for his friends to come to his birthday party.

    As no one shows up he goes for a walk to see what is going on. All of his friends pretend that they have forgotten about it only to surprise him.
    Beautifully illustrated with many forest animals mentioned it is a treat for young readers.
    I especially liked how all friends worked together to surprise Bear and how good they were at keeping it a secret.

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