Cody and the Fountain of Happiness
author: Tricia Springstubb
illustrator: Eliza Wheeler
For whimsical Cody, many things are beautiful, but nothing so much as the first day of summer vacation. She doesn’t want to waste one minute of it. Meanwhile, teenage brother Wyatt is moping over a girl, Mom is stressed about her new job, Dad is off hauling chairs in his long-distance truck, and even camp has been closed for the summer. Just when all seems lost, Cody bumps into a neighborhood boy looking for a runaway cat. With a new friend and a soon-to-be-found cat, Cody is on her way to the fountain of happiness.
“It’s hard not to cheer for Cody, with her sunny disposition and penchant for optimistic similes. . . . A deep, satisfying reading experience.” — Kirkus Reviews