Aloysius Snuffleupagus, Big Bird's best friend from Sesame Street, is having a birthday on August 19! He is eternally 4 years old, but Snuffy has been part of Sesame Street since 1971.
Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh's best friend, celebrates his birthday on August 21! Christopher Robin will be 92 years old this year.
Here are some books about best friends to help you celebrate these important birthdays!
Life with Mammoth by Ian Fraser
Cavemen Ogg and Bob search for their "pet" mammoth, Mug, to give him a bath, then try to figure out which of them is Mug's best friend.
My Friend Fred by Hiawyn Oram
Grace loves her best friend Fred, the family dog, but when she tries to keep Fred all to herself, she learns that the very best friends are the ones who share.
Art & Max by David Wiesner
Max wants to be an artist like Arthur, but his first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various media, with unexpected consequences.
Looking for Bobowicz: A Hoboken Chicken Story by Daniel Manus Pinkwater
Upon moving to Hoboken, New Jersey, a boy convinces his two new friends to help him track down the mysterious phantom who stole his bicycle, as well as Arthur Bobowicz, owner of a giant chicken that once terrorized local citizens.
Arthur and the Comet Crisis by Stephen Krensky
Buster tries to convince Arthur, the Brain, and his other friends that he not only saw a UFO but also a comet heading for the earth.
Party in the Wood by Lisa Ann Marsoli
When Eeyore's tail goes missing at the Hundred Acre Wood party, Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends try to find him a replacement.
Little Bear's Friend by Else Holmelund Minarik
One summer Little Bear makes friends with Emily and her doll Lucy.
Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
A little blue spot and a little yellow spot are best friends, and when they hug each other they become green.
Kitty & Dino by Sara Richard
When a little boy brings home a dinosaur egg, the cat of the house isn't too keen on the tiny creature that pops out. But after a few weeks of showing the new baby the ropes, a bond forms between kitty and dino that transcends species.