If You're Happy and You Know It!

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Star Bright Books, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Here's a new take on the popular song known to every child. In this version, a collection of animals put their own twist on the words. A new version that stresses individuality and won't fail to amuse every child. Chosen for the 2004 edition of The Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education.

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User Review  - stcborromeo - LibraryThing

Ormerod (the Miss Mouse books) and Gardiner (the Poppy and Max books) riff on a favorite children's song in what looks to be a surefire circle time favorite. An unnamed girl who brings to mind a ... Read full review


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An exuberant take on the children's song with a cast of adorable animals and an even more adorable little girl adding to the fun. With cheeks like roses, a heart on her T-shirt, and red-and-white ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Jan Ormerod was born in Australia on September 23, 1946. She attended art school and studied drawing, painting and sculpture. After completing her degree, she become an Associate of the Western Australian Institute of Technology and Design in Art Education, taught in secondary schools on enrichment programs for talented students, and lectured in a teacher's college and in art schools. Her first picture book, Sunshine, was published in 1981, won the Mother Goose Award, and was voted Australian Picture Book of the Year. She wrote and illustrated more than 50 books in her lifetime including Miss Mouse's Day, Lizzie Nonsense, Rhymes around the Day, Father Christmas and the Donkey, Ben Goes Swimming, Emily Dances, A Twist in the Tail, and Ponko and the South Pole. She also illustrated Sky Dancer by Jack Bushnell. She died after a long illness on January 23, 2013 at the age of 67.

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