Happy Birthday, Grandma Moses by Clare Bonfanti Braham and Maria Bonfanti Esche

Happy Birthday, Grandma Moses

by Clare Bonfanti Braham and Maria Bonfanti Esche (Chicago Review Press, 1995)

Happy Birthday, Grandma Moses, is a month-by-month listing of over one hundred special days with accompanying creative hands-on activities, targeted at celebration-loving 3- to 9-year-olds. For each holiday, the authors include background information, complete instructions for associated projects, and related age-appropriate reading suggestions.

Featured special days include both such popular celebrations as:

  • Chinese New Year
  • George Washington’s Birthday
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Flag Day

and such lesser-known holidays as:

  • Babe Ruth’s birthday
  • National Magic Day
  • Space Week
  • The anniversary of the Chicago Fire
  • Japanese Tanabata Star Festival

Participating readers, for example, cook up a batch of green eggs on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, play “Ladybug Bingo” on Rachel Carson’s birthday, and make sunflower mosaics on Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday. Homeschooling books reviews.

A fun and fact-filled journey through the calendar year. About $12.95 from bookstores.

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