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Happy 100th Day!
By Susan Milord
Press 2011
ISBN# 978-0-439-88281-1



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School Library Journal

...DePalma's delightful cartoon illustrations perfectly capture the boy's frustration and his eventual pride, and the pages are chock-full of graphic elements that mirror the wall art and teaching tools of a typical first-grade classroom..This sweet success story will come in handy in any school that celebrates the 100th day and resonate throughout the year with students who struggle to keep pace with more capable peers.
Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan CT

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Kirkus Reviews

The 100th day theme combines artfully with a well-crafted story about a struggling reader...DePalma's vibrant illustrations feature textured backgrounds and figures that are cut out and pasted, giving them a dimensional effect. Each spread includes 100 objects for readers to find and count...A refreshing change from the usual ruck of 100 day books, this could stand on its own as a tale about hard work paying off.