IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT! by Jane Cabrera

IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT!

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Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

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 invites readers to clap their hands to show it. A mammoth pink elephant encourages everyone to stamp their feet, a towering orange giraffe asks all to nod their heads and a feisty lion urges listeners to roar out loud. Each exuberant creature perfectly matches the activity it promotes, from the kissing hippos with their wide mouths to the jumping frog with his springy legs. Cabrera’s primitive illustrations are big, bold and brilliant, allowing each action-packed animal to explode across a double-paged spread in riotous colors and abstract shapes that keep pace with the rhythmic lyrics. Guaranteed to get preschoolers (and maybe their sleepy caregivers) moving. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-8234-1881-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Holiday House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2005




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