If You're Hoppy


Are you feeling hoppy?
Hop hop hop.
Like a rabbit?
Or a kangaroo?
Or a frog?

If the answer is yes,
this book will make you happy.
If ...

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Are you feeling hoppy?
Hop hop hop.
Like a rabbit?
Or a kangaroo?
Or a frog?

If the answer is yes,
this book will make you happy.
If the answer is no,
this book will make you hoppy

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Michele C. Hughes
Every child knows the song "If You're Happy and You Know It." This fun book is based on the popular ditty but with a delightful twist. Instead of responding with a clap or a stomp, children who hear this read-aloud story will want to chime in with the sounds of the animals that hop, growl, flap and slop. There are plenty of animals to choose from in each category, which will doubtlessly result in a chorus of sounds and a stampede of movements during story time. One part that will elicit a robust and guttural response is "If you're growly and you know it, you're a dog. Or... a bear!" and arms will flap wildly to "If you're flappy and you know it, swing your wings to really show it." Toward the end is an admonition that if you're "slimy and scaly and mean, just never mind." This is sure to encourage every last child to get into the act. The illustrations are bold and comical, featuring bears, baboons, monkeys, dogs, kangaroos, raccoons, butterflies and even a pterodactyl. The last pages feature a joyful frog saying how happy he is to hop with the reader, but it's an odd ending that doesn't flow from the rest of the story. Reviewer: Michele C. Hughes
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—In this fresh spin on a favorite song, "If you're hoppy and you know it, you're...a frog." Or perhaps you are "a bunny. Or a cricket." On the other hand, "If you're growly and you know it, you're a dog. Or a bear. OR—A TUMMY, OVER THERE!" The page turns are perfectly timed for dramatic flair. Young listeners won't be able to resist the many invitations to "stretch your toes," "make a sound," and "swing your wings." Urbanovic's sprightly watercolor-and-ink cartoons add humor and vivacious energy. A small frog joins in all the actions and in a shadow cast by a flashlight he offers up another verse: "If you're slimy and scaly and mean, you're a...oh never mind." Sure to be a storytime staple, with many requests for repeat performances.—Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061566349
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 390,531
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Seeing a frog's face can make April Pulley Sayre's day, so it is no wonder she chose to write about hoppiness. The author almost dedicated her life to studying lemurs in Madagascar. Instead, she became an award-winning author of numerous books about science and natural history for children, including Dig, Wait, Listen, illustrated by Barbara Bash, and Stars Beneath Your Bed, illustrated by Ann Jonas. The author travels the world doing research for her books, but she lives in South Bend, Indiana.

Jackie Urbanovic is the New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Duck at the Door, Duck Soup, and Duck and Cover, as well as the illustrator of If You're Hoppy, by April Pulley Sayre. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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