If You're Happy and You Know It!

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Holiday House, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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In Cabrera's version of the popular children's song, various animals demonstrate the motions for the many verses. Monkey claps his hands, elephant stamps his feet, while giraffe nods his head. Concluding pages have a Hollywood Square montage of all nine animals who all cry at once "If you're happy and you know it, shout...We are!" Cheerful painterly pictures in a kaleidoscope of colors enhance the jovial mood of the song. Appearance of brush strokes gives texture to the animals, and the large black font is easy to read.

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User Review  - missbrandysue - LibraryThing

This is a written form of the "If You're Happy and You Know It" song. In fact, I dare you to read this book without the song going on in your head! Lol The illustrations are amazing and any child will ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A menagerie of jungle critters engage in some foot-stomping, hand-clapping, rip-roaring sing-along fun that just begs for audience participation. Using the lyrics to the classic song, a sassy monkey ... Read full review


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About the author (2005)

Jane Cabrera has written and illustrated numerous picture books that have been published all over the world. She has young children of her own with whom she loves to share nursery songs. She is a graphic designer and artist. Some of her titles for Holiday House includes "Mommy, Carry Me Please!", "Old Mother Hubbard", "Old Macdonald Had A Farm".

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