Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!



32 Pages, 8.25 x 8

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $12.99 (US $12.99) (CA $17.99)

Publication Date: November 2017

ISBN 9781940842202

Price: $12.99


The occasion of a birthday provide the opportunity to look back at the long days spent waiting patiently for the baby to be born, the special day it arrives, and the miraculous perfection of every stage of its growth. Soft, warm colors and cozy images are accompanied by a spare text that perfectly captures the all-encompassing love parents for their children. This birthday book will resonate with anyone who has loved a child. It is a gift that every child deserves.


"The love language …is direct and affecting … [a] peaceful exercise for children up to the age of 3." —Wall Street Journal on You Belong to Me

"I hope we see more American picture books with straightforward depictions of breastfeeding. Looks like, right now, Japanese authors and illustrators are taking the lead. But at least we have publishers like Phaidon (the board book) and Museyon (Happy Birthday!) to bring some new ones to our shelves." —Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews

"Spare text, translated from Japanese, is loving and celebratory, while soft illustrations with minimal backgrounds provide an ideal aesthetic match." —Kirkus Reviews

"I fell so in love with your last book You Belong to Me, that when I saw this one, I had to have it." —Jayne Books, Dear Author

Author Biography

Mamoru Suzuki's first published work as a picture-book artist was Boku no okina ki (My Big Tree). In 2006, he received the Kodansha Award for Picture Books for Boku no tori no su enikki (My Illustrated Diary of Birds' Nests).