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Happy hippo, angry duck : a book of moods, by Sandra Boynton, (board book)

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Happy hippo, angry duck : a book of moods
Title
Happy hippo, angry duck
Title remainder
a book of moods
Statement of responsibility
by Sandra Boynton
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Language
eng
Title
Happy hippo, angry duck
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Summary
Poses questions to the reader on the state of their mood based on animal emotions, from happy as a hippo to worried as a rabbit and contented as a frog. On board pages
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Review
  • /* Starred Review */ 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. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed June 20, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 25, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ 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. (Board book. 2-4)(Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2011)
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10003450
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BTCTA
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illustrations
Index
no index present
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270
Literary form
fiction
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  • -2
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Target audience
preschool
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a book of moods
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a book of moods
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Sandra Boynton
Label
Happy hippo, angry duck : a book of moods, by Sandra Boynton, (board book)
Publication
Note
On board pages
Control code
646113043
Dimensions
14 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781442417311
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)646113043

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