It is Alicia's birthday, and in English and Spanish author Meg Starr wishes her the best day ever. "May you have a day that's twirly-swirly…" As Alicia walks through the streets of her busy neighborhood with her mother, she encounters friends and members of the community. "May the flags all fly for you," adds the text. The orange lady gives her a ribbon of peel; the Icy Man offers "Helado de Coco." Alicia's delight is evident as her day of celebration climaxes with her loving family joining in to sing "Happy Birthday." Naturalistic watercolor paintings provide details of the day, from an array of flags and taxi drivers to the shoppers and greetings along the way. Everything is bright, filled with sunshine and smiling faces, especially that of lively Alicia herself.