“Happy 100th Day” Kids Book Review

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
January 11, 2011

Thanks to Scholastic, we had the opportunity to review Happy 100th Day, written by Susan Milord and illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma.  Happy 100th Day is an engaging story that makes counting up (or down) to 100 extra fun!  Happy 100th Day is available for purchase in bookstores or online, retailing for $16.99.


Graham doesn’t like school.  He really doesn’t like to read.  And he isn’t excited for the 100th Day of School.  What’s the one thing Graham eagerly awaits?  His classroom birthday party.  But when the countdown for the 100th Day of School begins, Graham quickly realizes that it’s the same date as his birthday!  Will anyone remember Graham’s special day?

This sweet and funny story by Susan Milord is accompanied by vibrant multimedia illustrations by Mary Newell DePalma – each illustration incorporates 100 objects for readers to count and find.

Susan Milord is the author of If I Could and Pebbles, as well as the nonfiction titles The Kids’ Nature Book and Hands Around the World.  She divides her time between Norwich, Vermont, and Italy.

Mary Newell DePalma has written and illustrated many books, including The Perfect Gift, A Grand Old Tree, and The Nutcracker Doll.  She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Happy 100th Day!
Written by Susan Milord
Illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma
Scholastic Press
Publication Date:  January 2011
ISBN:  978-0-439-88281-1
$16.99 / Ages: 4-8


This was a fun book and my boys enjoyed reading it!  After reading it, I would love to check out some of the other titles from Milord and DePalma.  Thanks to Scholastic for making this review possible on The Mommy-Files!

I received a copy of “Happy 100th Day!” from Scholastic to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

2 Responses to ““Happy 100th Day” Kids Book Review”

  1. vanessa says:

    my kids have almost been in school for 100 days.. i will see if I can pickup this book for thier teachers.

  2. G Bailey says:

    Scholastic usually has great books.

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