My Happy Life
Publisher: Gecko Press
Dani is very happy and excited about starting school but also a tiny bit worried. What if she doesn't find a friend? But then she meets Ella and nothing - even disagreements - can separate them.
Then Ella moves away. Dani sits alone at school, staring at Ella's chair. She isn't happy any more - not one bit. Ella’s gone, just like Dani’s mother. But gradually, Dani starts to put her happiness back together: finding new friends, visiting Ella. She's happy again - just in a different way.
Simple text and wonderfully expressive line illustrations work together to communicate profound emotion in this sensitive picture book. A moving story of friendship and loss, this story will resonate with beginner readers.