ChuChu was very excited The next day was her mother’s birthday And as a surprise, she was going to bake A delicious birthday cake with her aunt’s help We’ll make a delicious birthday cake We’ll put lots of cherries and icing on it And we’ll also put a message that says “Happy birthday mom” ChuChu just couldn’t wait to give the cake to her mother ChuChu went to her aunt’s house the next morning and baked the cake together It smelled delicious Together ChuChu and her aunt decorated the cake with sweet icing and some juicy cherries ChuChu’s aunt even put the message ChuChu had wanted It said “happy birthday, mom!” The cake is ready, ChuChu You can give it to your mother now She is going to love it Thank you so much, for helping me! I know my mom will love the cake! ChuChu took the cake back home very carefully I’m going to sing the birthday song when I give my mom this cake! ChuChu was being very careful with the cake But the street outside her house was slippery And ChuChu fell Uh! Ow! The beautiful birthday cake came crashing down The birthday cake! It’s ruined now I have nothing to surprise mom with! ChuChu’s mother saw her crying ChuChu! What’s wrong? Why are you crying, my dear? ChuChu told her mother about the birthday cake and how it had toppled over The cake was a birthday surprise for you, mom ChuChu’s mother was very touched by her thoughtfulness The cake would have been a wonderful surprise, ChuChu Thank you for baking it for me But please don’t worry about what happened But ChuChu felt terrible She wanted to give her mother something for her birthday I wonder if there’s anything else I can give mom To make her feel special? Just then ChuChu’s friends Chika and Chiku came by When ChuChu told them what had happened They had an idea for what to do Why don’t you make a birthday card For your mom, ChuChu? You can write a nice poem on it! ChuChu liked the idea That’s a lovely idea! I can make mom a beautiful birthday card and write a poem on it So ChuChu made a beautiful birthday card with a pretty picture on the front and a nice poem inside Happy birthday, mommy! I hope your day is full of joy and cheer with this card your daughter ChuChu Is sending you lots of love! Happy birthday, mommy! From your darling son, ChaCha! When the card was ready ChuChu, ChaCha & Taku took it to their mother Happy birthday, mom! I have a surprise for you! Tada What a beautiful birthday card! Thank you, ChuChu! This is a beautiful birthday surprise! Mommy, here is mine! Wow! This is a lovely gift, ChaCha! Thank you dear! Wow! This is so cute! I love you dear ChuChu was delighted Her mother really liked the birthday card She thanked her friends for giving her the idea It was a sunday afternoon in the heat of summer ChuChu’s mother was working in the kitchen The children were playing games and having fun Yay! And the grownups were relaxing The hot sun made ChuChu feel thirsty Phew! It’s really hot today! I better get myself some cool water to drink When ChuChu went into the kitchen, she saw her mother working there Oh! Look at mother! She looks so tired But she is still cooking everyone’s favorite things and she’s doing all the housework all by herself Poor mother! She is trying to make everyone happy and comfortable All by herself I should help her ChuChu stopped playing and went to help her mother Mother, I’d like to help you That’s very thoughtful of you, ChuChu When the rest of the family saw ChuChu helping her mother, they decided to help out too ChuChu’s father started washing the dishes ChuChu’s grandpa filled the water bottles ChuChu’s grandma helped with the cooking ChaCha set the dinner table The baby didn’t want to be left out and came forward to help too ChuChu’s mother felt very happy when she saw the whole family helping out Thank you, everyone! It’s really nice of you to help me out I’m really lucky to have such a loving family I love you all! ChuChu felt very happy when she realized that she set a good example for the others and made her mother’s work easier And we love you too, mother!