Happy Birthday to You!
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|1959 (renewed 1987)|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover and paperback)|
|Preceded by||Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories|
|Followed by||One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish|
It deals with a fantastic land called Katroo, where the Birthday Bird throws the reader an amazing party on their special day. It consists of a running description of a fantastical celebration, narrated in the second person, of the reader's birthday, from dawn to late night. The celebration includes fantastical and colorful gifts, foods and a whirl of activities all arranged by the Birthday Bird for the reader's birthday. It focuses on the reader's self-actualization and concludes with the happy and exhausted reader falling blissfully asleep. A popular Seuss paragraph in this book reads: "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you."
- "Happy Birthday to You! by Dr. Seuss | PenguinRandomHouse.com". PenguinRandomhouse.com. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
- Murphy, Ciara (2015-12-11). "'Oh, the places you'll go!' The best Dr Seuss quotes". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
- "Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Season 1, The Birthday Moose". Online Media of Northern Illinois Libraries. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
- Fensch, Thomas (1997). Of Sneetches and Whos and the Good Dr. Seuss: Essays On the Writings and Life of Theodor Geisel. BookBaby. ISBN 9780996315463.
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