If You're Hoppy
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If You're Hoppy

by April Pulley Sayre, Jackie Urbanovic
     
 

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
and
happy!

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Overview

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
and
happy!

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061566349
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/22/2011
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
345,656
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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