- This is the ninth book in the series to help your little one get introduced to math in a fun and engaging way, compliments of Eight-a-gate Nate. Nate ages by eights on his Crazy Birthday Candle Jungle journey, eating vegetables and dribbling his basketball along the way. Nothing seems to wipe that smile from Eight-a-gate’s face, though Monkey Moe seems to be trying his ornery best on all ten of ‘Shorty’s’ birthdays! But…Eight-a-gator just ate a tater! Nothing is going to wipe that smile from your Kiddo’s face, either! Enjoy!