The Night Before My Birthday Book It looks like a children's book but it's even more than that. It’s a family book, a tradition, and a keepsake. What started out as a tradition of reading a poem to our children on birthday eves has become a book bursting with colorful multicultural illustrations that capture the magic and excitement felt by children as they are lovingly tucked in bed on the night before a birthday. It also celebrates the magical transition children experience on the eve of a birthday full of anticipation and dreams of waking up a brand new age. The Night Before My Birthday Book becomes a childhood treasure with chronicle pages in the back to personalize and record birthday wishes and dreams that came true in the past year. The Night Before My Birthday Book makes a unique gift for a baby shower, a birth, an adoption, and of course, a birthday.