A sweet, funny illustrated chapter book about a young girl with a lot of optimism -- even if sometimes life makes it hard to be happy.
"Young Dani has what she considers a happy life, but she wonders if she will still be happy once she starts school. The butterflies subside when she meets Ella, and they are soon fast friends. When Ella moves away, Dani doesn't think she'll find happiness again, and she reflects on how unhappy she was when her mother died. The story unfolds in short chapters, with just a few sentences per page and large, plentiful, black-and-white drawings....The difficult subjects are handled gracefully, allowing children to realize that happiness comes and goes, and that everyone has hardships to face." -- Michelle Shaw, School Library Journal