Seeing Hillary's cute Lotte reminded me of this book. I got it for my 6th or 7th birthday from a girl I think, named Tanya. I love this book still to this day,maybe even more now. The pictures are wonderful - by Ilon Wikland.
Lotta's room looks just like mine did, all messy and full of cool junk. ( click to see bigger!)
Her birthday is at the same time of year as mine, when all the blossoms are out. She got such nice things for her birthday, but what she really wants is a grown up bike. She ends up stealing one from the nice granny next door, crashes in the bushes and loses her pretty bracelet! She finds it again though.
In the end her kind moustached daddy brings her home a mini grown up bike so she can ride with her older brother and sister. The last page is a picture of her birthday dinner- spaghetti and meatballs and salad! The best dinner ever.