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Happy Hippo, Angry Duck: A Book of Moods (Boynton on Board) Board book – May 24, 2011
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- Kirkus Reviews July 1, 2011 *STAR
Happy Hippo, Angry Duck: A Book of Moods
Sandra Boynton. Little Simon, $5.99 (16p) ISBN 978-1-4424-1731-1 With her familiar brand of gentle absurdity, Boynton creates similes that ascribe moods to various animals. "Hello, Little Person!/ How are you today?" greets a concerned-looking bear. Part of the book's pleasure is that Boynton doesn't rely on clichéd animal personifications: "Are you happy as a hippo?/ Or angry as a duck?/ Maybe sad as a chicken?/ (‘Can you sadly say, "Cluck Cluck?" ')"After the characters tell readers, "Well, I hope you are happy./ But if you are not,/ you have friends who will help you./ We like you a lot," even kids in the stoniest of moods will feel the effect of this pick-me-up. All ages.
--Publishers Weekly, June 20, 2011, *STAR
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There are a few that I don't find as 'fun' as others, but this one is GREAT. It's a silly book about emotions, and it's so fun to read.
Its bound to make even the moodiest person laugh :)
Other Sandra Boynton books that are favorites of mine are:
But Not the Hippopotamus
Hippos Go Beserk
The Going to Bed Book
Moo Baa, La La La
Horns to Toes and in between
Her books are short, but catchy with rhyming words and silly pictures. They're easy to keep young kids attention spans, and as a mom, I thoroughly enjoy reading them. Some of them still crack me up every time I read them :)
They're worth the money in my opinion (if you pick the right ones) and being board books, they hold up pretty well in little, busy hands.
The size is perfect for little hands to open & turn pages independently.
It is very colorful with adorable drawings.
The words/ phrases do rhyme, but in a cute childlike wonder...
--- such as Excited as a dog ... Contented as a frog.
I love that it announces the mood and draws the mood to really reinforce it & visualize it for her.
I also love that it says moods change day to day.
Overall this is an adorable board book ... that won't have them bored. It opens lots of doors for conversations on moods and helps to teach them how to express themselves.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We are Sandra Boynton fans. All her books are a hit here. Somehow I thought this book was boring when I first read it before reading it to my then 20 month old (Born sep 2014). Read morePublished 1 day ago by K. MURALI
My daughter's had this book memorized since before she could talk. She never gets tired of it. We love Boynton!Published 2 days ago by Laura I.
I love all books by Sandra Boynton. My 1 yr old loves board books as well.Published 2 days ago by K. Forster
I am a former special education teacher with my Master's in Literacy grades 1-6. I love Sandra Boynton's books. They are adorable, fun to read and most importantly child approved. Read morePublished 4 days ago by NYer523
Love Sandra Boynton board books and so does my 1 year old! They're all cute and colorful.Published 5 days ago by DeAnn
This is another great book from Sandra Boynton. My children have read and re-read this book about 1,000 times. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Dad of 4
One of our favorite Sandra Boynton books, and a favorite in our library over all. It's very cute and I reference it often when my son is having a bad day.Published 11 days ago by Dawn Dailey
My 3 year old grandson loves the books by Sandra Boynton.
My 3 YO grandson loved this book.