Jahn-Clough (Alicia Has a Bad Day, 1994, not reviewed) introduces a heroine who vibrates off the page with glee. She wears a crown, toots her own horn, leads the parade, and welcomes all presents. And why not? It's her birthday, the day when even the shyest child throws off the shackles of civilization and sings me, me, ME! Childlike drawings bounce along with their heroine in colorful, energetic celebration. Small in scale, perfectly sized for a pocket, this book offers a festive start to any young child's birthday observances.