The thrill of becoming another year older, being surrounded by family and friends, enjoying goodies and presents and fun makes all boys and girls look forward to their birthdays!
But how can a birthday party be a true Jewish celebration?
Happy Birthday to Me! a book available in a pink version for girls and blue one for boys, explores what happens when a child wants to include mitzvos and learning as the central part of their special day.
When Levi/Leah… thinks that everyone in their family has forgotten their birthday, he/she sets out to make a wonderful mitzvah party all alone. But just when everything seems to be going so well, some unexpected problems lead to a wonderful surprise!
Colorful action-packed illustrations and bouncy rhymes make Happy Birthday to Me! the perfect birthday present that can be enjoyed long after the party is over.
Patti Argoff received a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in 1981, but actually was drawing long before that- she was drawing before she could talk. At least that’s what her mother claims. Patti works in traditional watercolor on paper. Her paintings of animals, subjects in historical costume, kids and family situations have a lively animated quality, while paying close attention to detail and often with a wink of humor.
When she’s not drawing and painting, Patti enjoys working in stained glass and is involved in fostering and re-homing stray or abandoned Chihuahuas. She also teaches a class in painting in watercolors for adults through a local high school’s continuing education program.
Patti has illustrated numerous books, the most recent being Miller the Green Caterpillar (2004 River Road Press), Happy Birthday To Me (2006 Hachai Publishing) and What Else Do I Say? (2007 Hachai Publishing).