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Happy Birthday to You, You Belong in a Zoo (Gilbert and Friends)

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Gilbert can't believe that Lewis, the class meanie, has invited him to his birthday party. Could they be friends after all? When Lewis proves to be just as rotten as ever, Gilbert plots to give Lewis a present he really deserves -- but an even bigger surprise is in store for Gilbert! This follow-up to the first two hits starring everyone's favorite opossum addresses issues ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 25th 1999 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published August 1st 1999)
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Shelby Haltom
Jan 23, 2016 Shelby Haltom rated it liked it
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I read Happy Birthday to You, You Belong in a Zoo, by Diane deGroat. It is a picture book with easy sentences, but more paragraph-style writing. The illustrations are precious, and combine with the words to create a great book. The character development of Gilbert is important for young children to see, especially at a young age when bullying is prevalent.

I liked this book, especially with the subtle anti-bullying message. Although Gilbert is bullied by Lewis up until Lewis' birthday party, Gilb
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Alyssa
Jan 24, 2016 Alyssa rated it liked it
I just finished reading Happy Birthday to you, You Belong in a Zoo by Diane deGroat. The pictures are cute, and the small paragraphs are easy for elementary age students to read. I think everyone has probably gotten a pity invite to a birthday party in elementary school, and I thought the story line was probably really relatable for a lot of kids because my pity invites were from the girl who "bullied" me and I never wanted to go.
I think that this would be a really good book to read when talkin
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Dana Pressnell
Feb 03, 2014 Dana Pressnell rated it really liked it
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How to get along with other kids who you don't like or don't like you. Birthday party. And a mom's wisdom. Precious illustrations.
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Sometimes Mother knows best! Cute story!
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