Graham is not impressed by his teacher's excitement over the 100th day of School. He looks forward to celebrating his birthday with his class. But as the year ticks by, he realizes that his birthday falls on the 100th Day! Will anyone remember Graham's special day?

illustration from Happy 100th Day by Susan Milord, illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma

There are 100 objects to count on each page! I loved making the illusion of the chalkboard

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


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.

illustration from Happy 100th Day by Susan Milord, illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma illustration from Happy 100th Day by Susan Milord, illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma illustration from Happy 100th Day by Susan Milord, illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma

I love these pages, even though they were mad, sad, and confused.

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