A Happy Day

Author: Louise Sheppa Lovett
Publisher: Tish & Company
Genre: Children
ISBN: 978-0-9793419-0-8
Pages: 32
Price: $18.50

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Louise Sheppa Lovett wanted a very special book for her daughter, Mary Louise, so in 1924 she created it for her in poems and watercolor. This darling book depicts a happy day in the life of that
little girl.

Life was certainly simpler when this book was originally penned. Pleasures like sweeping the floor, helping mother make a cake, and playing in the yard occupied a young girl’s days. Drawings of items used back then, like a Victrola record player, metal bath tub, and hand-pump kitchen faucet send us back in time with nostalgia.

Simple rhyming poetry is accompanied by pen and watercolor drawings, lovingly restored by the author’s granddaughter, Ellen Anne Chong, and bound in an attractive hardcover. What was once a family treasure is now available for everyone to enjoy.

A history lesson for kids who are playing video games by the time they’ve turned three, A Happy Day will offer a different perspective on childhood activities. And it will bring a smile to mom’s face as she wonders how we’ve slipped so far away from the simple pleasures in life.

Reviewer: Alice Berger