Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish is a cute, funny and traditional birthday celebration. Tom Litchenheld’s has created colorful, funny and rowdy illustrations. It might not be the best gift to give as a birthday gift, but it would more likely be a fun read before you have a party. But make sure you or the person putting on the party has read it before you introduce it to the child. This is to make sure that you know all the rules and are prepared to follow them as well as to make sure that you have had enough time to gather all the supplies you will need!
Beth Ferry has made sure that you know how to throw the perfect party with her silly, sometimes a little over-the-top rules for a perfect birthday. Each one is simple enough (get a banner, have a C desert, blow out the candles) but with a few exceptions (if you are a camel do not blow out the candles as most camels spit and nobody wants camel spit cake). Usually this is where the over-the-top comes into play (there is even a rule about what to do and not do if you are a whale).
The counting aspect is good as you are learning basic counting (1 to 10) skills, therefore it is not just silly games. However, it is the dedication by the author and the author and illustrator biographies that are the funniest part. To me, those little touches can be what really makes a book, as to me, it is not just about the story, but the whole package.
*Note: image stolen from internet, these are not my hands!