If You're Happy and You Know It!

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Star Bright Books, Jan 1, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
11 Reviews
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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Review: If You're Happy and You Know It

User Review  - Dholsten - Goodreads

Liked the use of a familiar song and the variations of how "happy" is expressed. The hyena giggled--a nice surprise; and of course the toucan HAS to make some gesture utilizing its beak...lol. Cute book. Read full review

Review: If You're Happy and You Know It

User Review  - Alexis Fiore - Goodreads

This book starts off with a little girl singing because she was happy. She clapped her hands and then it goes on to tell what different animals do when they are happy. I think it a great book for younger children and it would be fun for them to follow along and sing. Read full review

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.

Lindsey Gardiner is a fabric designer whose work is inspired by her travels around the world, especially to Amsterdam, Prague, New York, and Toronto.

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