This book is soooo cute!
Although "My Happy Life" is a chapter book, the chapters are short and packed full of illustrations. The story is
written from the viewpoint of a little girl just starting kindergarten.
She lives with her Dad (her mother has passed away) and she likes to
count the things that make her happy.
The story follows her
through the summer with her Dad, waiting with eager anticipation for
school to start, then the nervous terror when school finally arrives,
followed by her first days at school, making friends, (losing friends),
wanting a hamster, (not getting a hamster), really the ups and downs of a
I just loved it. The story makes you laugh and
pulls at your heart strings too. When Dani's friend moves away you can
just feel the heartbreak. But life goes on and best friends don't forget
The story ends positively and teaches children that
even when their lives don't always go according to plan and bad things
happen, it's not the end of all happiness. Days go by, seasons change,
and there's always something to rejoice in if we take the time to think
The illustrations are absolutely adorable!
*I received a free book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.