A stand-alone follow-up to the acclaimed and beloved chapter books that began with New York Times Notable Book My Happy Life.
Dani is on a school trip to the zoo, and the teacher tells the children how to stay safe and not get lost. But Dani gets separated from the others. Suddenly another class is rushing up the path—and at the back of the noisy crowd is someone she recognizes: Ella! The good friends are so happy to be together again and Ella wants to play. What should Dani do? Follow her best friend in the whole world or do as the teacher said? The first, of course!
Rose Lagercrantz is a popular Swedish author of books for children as well as for adults. She has received many of the top Swedish literary awards, including the August Prize and the Astrid Lindgren Prize.
Eva Eriksson is one of the world’s great illustrators. She is consistently nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen and other international awards.
The beauty and magic of these books is that, while they are full of sweetness, they embrace reality.
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Praise for My Happy Life series: Working beautifully with the text and usually given more space on the page, these sensitive ink drawings feature clean lines that express emotions through every character’s stance, gesture, and expression. A quietly compelling book for young readers.
Booklist, starred review
Praise for My Happy Life series: If only all early chapter books were this beautifully conceived.
The New York Times