The sun was beaming brightly when Rainbow Brite
woke up. "What a pretty day!" she exclaimed as
she looked out her window. "Today will be fun," she thought. "lt's my birthday and the Color Kids
will have something special planned. l can’t wait
to tind out what! l’ll go find·Patty O’Green and see
if she will tell me."
"Good morning," Patty O’Green called when she saw
Rainbow Brite. "I’m off to my garden. Green plants to water, you
know. Sorry, I can’t chat."
Red Butler was packing a knapsack when Rainbow Brite
reached his apartment. "My sprite has lost some
Star Sprinkles!" he sighed. "But don’t you worry, I’ll find them.
Gotta go," he waved and off he went.
Canary Yellow wasn’t home when Rainbow Brite knocked on
her door. She was out gathering yellow Star Sprinkles for
Rainbow Brite’s surprise party that very afternoon. Of course,
Rainbow Brite didn’t know about the party. She sat down on a
rock, feeling very sad and forgotten.
Just then, Spark sprite popped out from behind a big, yellow
Rainbow Brite looked at him tearfully. "lt’s my birthday and no
one even remembered it!"
Spark sprite wanted very much to cheer up Rainbow Brite. If he
could only tell her about the surprise party! He began jumping up
and down, waving his arms in the air.
"What are you trying to tell me?" Rainbow Brite asked. Spark sprite jumped up and down some more and pointed to a
nearby path. "Hmm. You and Canary Yellow are up to something," said
Rainbow Brite. "Come on, show me what it is!"
Suddenly, Canary Yellow came around the corner of her house. "Spark sprite, you promised," she said and shook her finger
"What is going on?" asked Rainbow Brite who was now very
"My sprite promised to pick some yellow daisies for me," Canary Yellow said impatiently. "It seems he’s forgotten. We’ll
just have to do it now. Rainbow Brite, will you help?"
"Sure, if you want me to," said Rainbow Brite, "let‘s go."
The three friends walked down the path together. Rainbow Brite
was feeling sad again, but suddenly she heard merry laughter.
She looked up and...what a surprise! There were Red Butler,
Patty O’Green, Starlite horse, the sprites - all her friends! And a
beautiful yellow cake with yellow candles! And balloons and
"Happy Birthday" banners, too!
"Oh, Canary YeIlow!" Rainbow Brite exclaimed. "What a
wonderful surprise! And I thought you had all forgotten my
birthday! I should have known my good friends would never let
"Not for one minute," Canary Yellow and the others cheered. "Let’s hear it for Rainbow Brite! Hip! Hip! Hooray!"