100 Things That Make Me Happy


by: Schwartz, Amy
Format: Hardcover

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Product Description Celebrate small joys with this delightful picture book from the author of 100 Things I Love to Do with You and 100 Things I Know How to Do   Hula hoops! Double scoops! Grandpa tools! Swimming pools!   From beloved author Amy Schwartz comes this endearing tribute to 100 everyday things worth celebrating. Readers young and old will get lost in the loving details of each illustration, and the warmth of the simple pleasures that surround us all. A poster on the back of the book jacket features all 100 things as a collectible keepsake.   From School Library Journal PreS-Gr 1—This lovely volume features 100 everyday objects and activities from a child's world that elicit pleasure. In rhyming couplets, the list ranges from "bucket trucks/yellow ducks," "flip-flops/lollipops," and "mud puddles/soap bubbles" to "polka dots/forget-me-nots," "pony rides/shiny slides," and "braids/parades." A sample spread reads "fuzzy sweaters/long letters/ slippery floors/dinosaurs/comfy chair/county fair." Each of the rhymes is accompanied by a delightful illustration featuring a diverse cast of characters. The book jacket doubles as a poster featuring smaller-size illustrations of all 100 happy things on the reverse side. A fun, engaging read.—Sarah Polace, Cuyahoga Public Library System, OH Review **STARRED REVIEW** "It is a book chock-full of fun—what more could one want?" ? Kirkus Reviews Published On: 2014-09-15 **STARRED REVIEW** "The tightly rendered illustrations, which usually appear in twos or three against white backgrounds, have a refreshing emotional reticence; the kids' happiness is shown as matter-of-fact and grounded rather than euphoric or manic. And then there are the descriptions themselves, eloquent in their unfussiness...Schwartz isn't the first to try a compendium of this sort, but she sets a new benchmark." ? Publishers Weekly Published On: 2014-08-11 **STARRED REVIEW** "A fun, engaging read." ? School Library Journal "Schwartz’s distinctive pictures in brilliant colors would make anyone happy...a magical romp through the senses and delights of being human." ? Booklist Published On: 2014-10-15 "It’s all very, very sweet, but with the occasional offbeat example that will satisfy out-of-the-box thinkers." ? The Horn Book Magazine Published On: 2014-11-01 About the Author Amy Schwartz has written and illustrated a number of classic and award-winning picture books. Amy was born and raised in California and now lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York. This is her first book with Abrams, which, in fact, makes her very happy.


Product Code: 9781419705182
ISBN: 1419705180
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: 2014-10-07
Number of Pages: 40 pages
Languages: English
Edition: Illustrated
Dimension: 8.66 x 0.55 x 11.02 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.97 pounds