My Fourth of July by Jerry Spinelli, illustrated by Larry Day
Who it’s for: Kids
Wherever this place is I want to go live there too, because what could be better than spending a whole day celebrating with all the folks in your town? From the moment the boy wakes he’s celebrating, joining in a kids parade, helping his parents prepare a delicious picnic and walking to the park early to get a table. At the park there are races, games, face painting, visits to the town zoo, concerts, and food, food, FOOD! But the best part of his day comes last. The boy is in charge of the most important job of the day—finding the best viewing spot for fireworks! In My Fourth of July, Jerry Spinelli beautifully captures the joy of a young boy in a small town as he celebrates his favorite holiday with family and friends, from happy, busy morning to sleepy night.