Boynton, Sandra Happy Hippo, Angry Duck

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Happy Hippo, Angry Duck

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Are you HAPPY AS A HIPPO?

Or ANGRY AS A DUCK?

Maybe SAD AS A CHICKEN?

(Can you sadly say "CLUCK CLUCK"?)

Bestselling author and illustrator Sandra Boynton is back with a brand new board book about moods and emotions. Boynton's clever animals exemplify a wide range of emotions in this hilarious story about different feelings. Little ones and adults alike are sure to smile and laugh as interactive text asks them if they are "grumpy as a moose or excited as a dog?", or maybe you might be "worried as a rabbit or contented as a frog?"

With her charming quirky illustrations and trademark sense of humor, this new Boynton board book covers the first concept of moods and emotions.

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"Emotional labeling--now that's an angry duck!--adds to the exuberant charm in this wacky animal roundup.Outgoing Bear ("Hello, Little Person!") introduces the players and their corresponding moods. Boynton's signature style gives zany animation to her trademark cartoon characters (dog, rabbit and moose, for starters). Facial expression undergoes minor adjustments to convey depth, through slight spacing between the eyes or the angled slant of the nose. Springy rhythmic phrases engage the audience. "Perhaps, like a pig, you are SWEETLY AMUSED, / Or perhaps, like a cow, you're COMPLETELY CONFUSED." Pacing naturally rolls along through its conversational voice and irreverent asides. "You might feel that, somehow, you've lost all your fizz. / Or you're FRAZZLED LIKE A... um...FRAZZLED THING. (I'm not sure what it is.") Some lighthearted fun with a nugget of truth, but it's all at the stodgy bird's expense. 'And a difficult mood is not here to stay / Everyone's moods will change day to day / Unless you're that duck. / He's always this way.' Guaranteed to knock the bad mood out of anyone, duck included."

- 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

About the Author:

Sandra Boynton is Simon & Schuster's pre-school superstar! She has a rare creative talent - she writes and illustrates brilliantly - and she sells in excess of six million books each year throughout the world. Her unique style is coupled with hilarious rhyme and zany characters, making educational themes fun.

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