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.