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Happy Punks 1 2 3: A Counting Story

Happy Punks 1 2 3: A Counting Story

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by John Seven, Jana Christy
     
 

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"To call Happy Punks 1 2 3 'adorable' would be an understatement. It tells us 'Welcome to Planet Earth!' and 'Here's some cool stuff you could do in life!'"—Teresa Taylor, B*tthole Surfers

Welcome to New Flip City, a Busytown for a new era and home of the Happy Punks, twelve colorful, fun-loving, and creatively exciting friends. Come along as the

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"To call Happy Punks 1 2 3 'adorable' would be an understatement. It tells us 'Welcome to Planet Earth!' and 'Here's some cool stuff you could do in life!'"—Teresa Taylor, B*tthole Surfers

Welcome to New Flip City, a Busytown for a new era and home of the Happy Punks, twelve colorful, fun-loving, and creatively exciting friends. Come along as the Happy Punks get ready for their big show and are joined by their friends, a collection of animals, robots, zombies, snowmen, cavemen, and more who make life in New Flip City fun—and who all love to dance at the end of the day! In Happy Punks 1 2 3 we meet each of the punks as they go through their day, explore New Flip City, meet up with their friends, and have a big party with music and dancing. We also learn to count to twelve!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The team behind A Rule Is to Break: A Child’s Guide to Anarchy returns with a counting book that takes readers up to 12 as musicians prepare to give a free concert. These punks aren’t exactly raging against the machine; rather, Seven and Christy focus on things that bring them joy: “Six happy punks go to the thrift store.... They love old stuff. Perry buys a funny jacket. Siobhan loves that strange gizmo.” The book doesn’t get specific about what punk means, but the diversity of characters (including a second-wave ska fan, anthropomorphic animals and robots, and a jetpack-wearing punk of the steam variety) hint at a be-yourself, anything-goes mentality. Ages 3–up. (July)
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"Little rebels—and parents hoping to encourage individualism—will love this one." —Chronogram

"1-2-3-4!" —Dee Dee Ramone, bass player, The Ramones

"To call this book 'adorable' would be an understatement. It tells us 'Welcome to Planet Earth!' and 'Here’s some cool stuff you could do in life!'" —Teresa Taylor, drummer, B*tthole Surfers"

Kirkus Reviews
A round dozen punk rockers assemble with friends for a dance party. Count along, and check out the stylish 'dos and duds! Promoting numeracy and joie de vivre in equal measure, "John & Jana" one by one gather up Noriko, Kevin, Viv and other delighted friends--all sporting outlandishly shaped and colored hair over a wild array of fashions new and old. They hang out together, play music ("They love to be very loud"), make some posters, down a few pizzas, then at last get up on stage to "stomp / and bounce / and yell and make noise" with their friends. Painted in a flat, postmodern Maira Kalman style, the illustrations feature an unusually diverse urban cast that includes the occasional robot or green-skinned monster along with a street giraffe and other atypical residents. Aside from one discreet heart, there are no tattoos or piercings to be seen, and the text and typography are too staid to capture the music's volume. Still, the dancers and musicians fling their limbs with evocative abandon, and the smiles remain even as, weary and nodding off in the wee hours, all make their way to bed. Just the ticket for young punkers who sneer at counting, say, sheep. (Picture book. 3-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933149677
Publisher:
Manic D Press, Inc.
Publication date:
04/16/2013
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
498,135
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author


John and Jana found success in comics with their book Very Vicky. In 2003, their illustrated family travelogue, Four Go Mad in Massachusetts, was published by Commonwealth Editions. Most recently, John and Jana collaborated on two picture books, Happy, Sad, Silly, Mad: My World Makes Me Feel (Andrews McMeel, 2009), and The Ocean Story (Picture Windows, 2011), which won Creative Child magazine’s 2011 Creative Child Award Seal of Excellence and was short-listed for the 2012 Green Earth Book Award. A board book for the under-five crowd, A Year With Friends, is forthcoming from Abrams in 2012.

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Happy Punks 1 2 3: A Counting Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Colorful illustrations and an engaging story about creating your own fun -- getting dressed up, painting posters, playing music, dancing -- make for a terrific bedtime story for families enjoying a progressive reality. Highly recommended!