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Happy Birthday, Squidward! is a SpongeBob SquarePants book written by Sonia Sander and illustrated by Barry Goldberg. In this book, Squidward does not want SpongeBob and Patrick to wish him a happy birthday, so he hides from them at Mrs. Puff's Boating School. It was released in 2006 and has 12 pages.



The book starts with SpongeBob looking at his calendar and noticing that it is Squidward's birthday. He and Patrick walk to Squidward's house to give him a cake. However, Squidward runs away as soon as he sees them. They follow him to Mrs. Puff's Boating School. She lets Squidward hide inside her schoolhouse.

SpongeBob and Patrick try to surprise Squidward by knocking on the door and answering with a birthday cheer. However, Mrs. Puff opens the door instead of him and gets scared. SpongeBob and Patrick look for Squidward inside the schoolhouse, but he has left. They follow his tracks to the Krusty Krab.

There, they sing "Happy Birthday" so loudly that all of the customers leave. Mr. Krabs is upset and tells Squidward that since none of the angry customers paid before they left, he has to find a way to pay for all of their meals. Squidward sadly retreats to his house, but SpongeBob and Patrick are still following him.

Squidward explains that he does not like birthdays and tells them to go away. SpongeBob is sad that he and Patrick ruined Squidward's birthday, so he refuses to leave until Squidward cheers up. They sing "Happy Birthday" again and give Squidward their cake from earlier. Squidward shrugs while accepting a birthday crown as the book ends.


  • In this book, the Krusty Krab customers all have different color schemes from their normal designs.
    • Scooter is green with purple shorts instead of purple with blue-green shorts.
    • Incidental 40 is orange with dark orange spots instead of blue.
    • Incidental 64 is light blue with a green shirt instead of light green with an orange shirt.
    • Incidental 65 is purple instead of lime green.
    • Incidental 81 is purple instead of light beige.

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