I Wish You A Happy Birthday

Children - Picture Book
31 Pages
Reviewed on 05/29/2023
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Reviewed by Maria Victoria Beltran for Readers' Favorite

I Wish You A Happy Birthday is a heartwarming and inspiring children's picture book by Michael Wong, the award-winning author of I Wish You Happiness, and I Will Always Be Proud of You. It celebrates parents' unconditional love and affection for their children. The story stresses that a newborn child is a precious gift that will bring the joy of unconditional love and that it is a delight to see the child grow. Furthermore, parents will always be proud of their children and always be there for them. This story empowers children to embrace their uniqueness and celebrate themselves on their special day. It reminds us that children are loved unconditionally and that their birthday is a time for joy and celebration.

Michael Wong’s I Wish You A Happy Birthday is a beautiful addition to any child's bookshelf. The rhyming text is easy to read and captures the essence of the birthday spirit, making it an ideal read-aloud book for parents and caregivers alike. Beautifully illustrated, it is a story children will want to read over and over again; it is relatable as every child looks forward to their birthday. The message of unconditional love and acceptance is conveyed in a simple and easy-to-understand way, making it accessible to children of all ages. Ultimately, it is a must-read for anyone looking for a beautiful and inspiring picture book to share with the children in their lives.

Pikasho Deka

Birthdays are special occasions for everyone, for they remind you of your loved ones and make you realize how much you mean to each other. I Wish You A Happy Birthday is a celebration of birthdays and the love and joy they bring to people, regardless of their backgrounds, cultures, or ethnicities. Written by Michael Wong with some beautifully drawn illustrations by Eugene Smolenceva, the story follows well-known personas who left their mark on history when they were in their childhood. Using some catchy rhyming verses, Wong tells their stories and how their parents used to celebrate their birthdays. These children grew up in loving homes with supportive parents who cherished their dreams and helped them achieve their goals, which led to them becoming some of the most remarkable people in history.

Give your child the perfect gift on their birthday with this wholesome rhyming book. I Wish You A Happy Birthday is just what you need to let your children know how much you love and appreciate them on their birthday. Short and sweet, Michael Wong's verses have an appealing quality to them that you can't help but hum with a tune after you've finished reading them. Eugene Smolenceva knocks it out of the park with spot-on illustrations that captivate and mesmerize you while providing vivid imagery to Wong's verses. Overall, this is a wonderful picture book to occupy children's minds and inspire them to dream. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't recommend it enough.

Essien Asian

There is nothing quite like the love a parent feels for their child. At no time is this feeling more evident than when another birthday rolls around. It may manifest itself in different ways, some of them calm and others sometimes outlandish, but more often than not, it is hardly ever written down. But once in a while, one particular person's verbal communication proves insufficient, and they inevitably turn to the power of the written word. Michael Wong just so happens to be one of those parents. So read along and be mesmerized by the sheer beauty of the poetry that comes to life in his latest children’s picture book titled I Wish You A Happy Birthday.

I Wish You A Happy Birthday is a children’s picture book with a distinct difference. The poetry reads like music as it not only rhymes but sings. The pictures are colorful as they tell a story of their own. Michael Wong’s use of bright colors in many pictures does an excellent job of holding the visual attention of little ones. One aspect of Wong’s book that enchanted me is his way with words. His poems are personalized to let the child feel like a loved one is speaking to them as they read, teaching them the importance of love in a context they can relate to. With its stunning illustration and beautiful rhymes, this story has the potential to become a children’s favorite.