Happy Day! written and illustrated by my 8 year-old DD.
This is a very special Book Nook selection because this is a truly one-of-a-kind book. And since it will be more fun to show you the book vs. just writing about it, here is Happy Day in its entirety (along with some minor translations):
It was Nov. 12, so it was the day before a birthday!
We were hiding presents and decorating at night.
In the morning we took her out for breakfast at Cracker Barrel.
We got home and PARTIED
Then we (besides her) made a cake and blew up balloons.
She opened her presents and we ate cake.
It was a very good day! P.S. She got a Boston Terrier.
What a story! I love the plot! The characters aren't very detailed, but the storyline moves along and keeps the reader's interest. And I love the illustrations - I think this book should be a contender for the Caldecott Award!
Did you know that this is actually a piece of non-fiction? It was really my birthday yesterday! And we really did go out for breakfast at Cracker Barrel. And there was cake, as well as presents. There was not, however, a Boston Terrier!
It was a wonderful birthday. And Happy Day was one of the best presents this birthday Mama could ever receive.