The big day is almost here…
Hip Hip Hooray! by Tania McCartney captures the excitement and fun of the birthday traditions we follow to celebrate our special day with family and friends.
Reading this delightful book is like unwrapping a ‘pass-the-parcel’ as each page of Jess Racklyeft’s playful water colour illustrations reveals a peek at animals around the world celebrating birthday traditions…orangutans in Borneo, chameleons in Madagascar, sloths in Costa Rico, zebras in Africa and echidnas in Australia.
Excitement builds from birthday eve when nobody can sleep a wink until the party begins. Guests arrive dressed in their shiny best, bearing gift-wrapped surprises and donning party hats. Fun-filled games and party food to nibble until it’s time to blow out the candles on the birthday cake and make a wish…Hip Hip Hooray!
How do you like to celebrate your birthday?
What are some of the birthday traditions in your family?
What do you notice about the endpapers? Take a close look at the names and addresses – they’re very clever! See if you can match the animals in the story to their address.
Click HERE and scroll down to see a fun augmented reality view of the front cover of Hip Hip Hooray!
Happy reading…Hip Hip Hooray!