345A: Geometric Mood Diary (Solved!)

I have been searching for a book for a few years now without much success. I read it between the ages of 7-10 (I am 43), it was a chapter book in a diary format, the cover was black and white (maybe speckled?) and each diary entry had some sort of drawing — I want to say a geometric pattern to describe the mood of the entry. That is all i remember, besides the fact that I loved the book and continually checked it out from the 79th street public library in NYC.

2 thoughts on “345A: Geometric Mood Diary (Solved!)

  1. “Gertrude Kloppenberg (Private)” by Ruth Hooker. Gertrude is lonely and tells her speckled diary that she wishes for a friend. She marks each day with a star (good), circle (medium), or square (bad). One day Gertrude peeks through a knot in a fence, discovers a private garden, and makes friends with the gardener Mrs. Blonski.

  2. Yes! That’s it! I don’t remember a thing about the story, but that cover brings it all back (and the star, circle and square too. many thanks! Nina

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