The best part of a birthday is that night, after it is all over, when we gather together on a bed and read Happy Birthday To You! by Dr. Seuss. We have a new copy, but I still have my old copy from when I was five. Sometimes, we read that. All snug in our pajamas, we are whooshed off to Katroo, where the Birthday Bird takes us for a whirwind day of Mustard-Off pooling, time-telling fishing, and Birthday Pa-alacing on and on and on "till it ends.
"When it ends you’re much happier, richer, and fatter, and the Bird flies you home on a very soft platter."
"And that is what the Birthday Bird does in Katroo. I wish I could do all those great things for you!"