Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish

“Birthdays are fun for everyone, especially if you follow each and every rule!”


When it comes to birthdays, there’s no time like the present (!) to start the celebration of you.

Picture book pros Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld add Silly to a day that’s all about Happy in a book that shows that no matter who you are or how old you are, birthdays rule!


Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish is absolutely adorable in every way possible! We just loved it as it offered us some birthday rules and best of all offered us silliness to giggle to along the way.

We loved the use of different types of animals that was used to tell that story and the description of why a certain rule wouldn’t work for some of them. We appreciate those details as it made the book so fun to read and exciting! The illustrations are beautiful, bright and perfect for the story. Personally my favorite rule is number three which is dessert – who doesn’t love dessert at a party?! Now I had to ask Nikki which rule was her favorite and it doesn’t surprise me at all.

“I like signing the Happy Birthday song because that is right before eating cake! But mommy I think they forgot about presents. I like that part the best!” – Nikki, Age 4

Honest truth by a four-year-old is what we love the best! Thanks Nikki for your honest opinion. Now for this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give Ten Rule of the Birthday Wish 10 Candles out of 5! It is recommended for children between the ages of four to eight. However, I think it is great for any age as I know I truly enjoyed it and I am definitely above the recommended age but shhhhh. 😉

If you would like to purchase a copy of this book, click here.

About the Author

Beth Ferry is the author of many picture books including the New York Times bestseller, Stick and Stone, illustrated by Tom Litchenheld. She has celebrated all but four of her birthdays in New Jersey where she lives and writes by the beach. Her favorite birthday dessert is chocolate cake with chocolate icing, but she also enjoys cannoli and cream puffs and churros. Since her birthday is in the winter, she almost always wishes for summer. You can learn more at http://www.bethferry.com.

About the Illustrator

Tom Lichtenheld was born on June 14, which is also Flag Day. As a child, he thought all the American flags were flying in his honor. His parents deny telling him this tall tale, but that’s okay because it may be what inspired him to make a living by making up stories and drawing silly pictures. You can learn more at tomlichtenheld.com.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga


* The book was provided to Momma Braga in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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