Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Happy Birthday to You!” as Want to Read:
Happy Birthday to You!
This unusual, sensitively told story will have special meaning for special children and their families -- but it also will be long remembered by every child who reads it. While riding his bicycle, Sam sees a girl sitting beneath a tree, reading a book. A wind gust blows her hat from her head, and Sam brings it back to her, then discovers that she has almost no hair on her ...more
Paperback, 1 page
Published December 31st 1996 by Barron's Educational Series
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book hurts my heart but makes it happy at the same time. In this book is about a little boy who befriends a girl with cancer. They become great friends and spend lots of time together. Her birthday draws near and they talk about what to do. They make a plan to spend time at thier special tree. However, on her birthday the girl does not come. The boy stays and waits for her wondering if she is ok. He sends her birthday wishes into the sky and knows that she will be alright.
This book is very heavy for younger students but helps explain cancer a little to students who don’t fully understand. This book could tie in well when having a student in your class dealing with a sickness like cancer. Overall it has a happy tone throughout the book giving students hope, but also letting them recognize what cancer entails and helps students understand their peers who may be dealing with something like this.