My Happy Life
by Rose Lagercrantz
ill. by Eva Eriksson
Wellington, N.Z. : Gecko Press, 2013, c2012.
134 pages. Intermediate chapter book.
Dani is super excited to start school. When she meets Ella the two quickly become best friends. Dani is an adorable little girl who likes to be happy. Instead of counting sheep at night as she tries to go to sleep, Dani likes to think of happy times in her life. She has several memories to carry her to dreamland, despite some significant sad times as well. This is a sweet beginning chapter book that young girls will appreciate. The writing is very reader-friendly and the illustrations are quite charming.