By Paul V. Picerni
Being Eight Is Great introduces small children and young readers to the creative wonderment of rhyme in a way that has them traveling along effortlessly with a little eight-year-old birthday girl.
Today is my birthday and I am eight, and no one planned a birthday party and it is getting late,
the little girl explains while she undetectably follows friends,
who take turns carrying a mysterious box.
She follows them through a colorfully illustrated countryside up hills and across rivers, with a passionate desire to find out what is in this secretive box.