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Title:
100 things that make me happy
Author:
Schwartz, Amy, author, illustrator.
Publication Information:
New York : Abrams Appleseed, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
Lists a wide variety of items, from red socks to peekaboo, that can make one happy.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781419705182
Format :
Book

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Summary

In the grand tradition of "Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens" comes an uplifting tribute to 100 everyday things worth celebrating. The list, in rhyming couplets, draws directly from a preschool#65533;er's world--from slippery floors to dinosaurs, from goldfish to a birthday wish. Amy Schwartz weaves a masterful balance between art and text, with each of the 100 items portrayed as its own well-observed and warmly detailed vignette. While the contents provide readers with a frame of reference for the quantity of "100"--a celebratory milestone in preschools and early elementary grades--the oversized pages envelop young children in the wonderful things surrounding them.

Praise for 100 Things That Make Me Happy
STARRED REVIEW
"A fun, engaging read."
-- School Library Journal , starred review


Author Notes

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.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Schwartz's distinctive pictures in brilliant colors would make anyone happy. In this oversize picture book, she offers exhilarating activities in rhyme and joyful art. The active youngsters show 100 things that please them most: red socks and building blocks, flip-flops and lollipops, shiny slides and pony rides. Diverse children of all shapes and sizes interact with zestful enthusiasm, as they explore the joys of the little things in life, from mittens to kittens, snowflakes to chocolate cakes, chocolate chips to camping trips. Some ideas rhyme exactly, while some demand a little leap of imagination, as in garbagemen to a good friend. In one stunning full-page spread, an adult and a child roast marshmallows at a campfire under brilliant stars. In another, three little gourmands devour a whole apple pie each. A final peekaboo turns over to the last page's time with you, as two friends run through an erupting sprinkler in a comfortable and pleasing end to a magical romp through the senses and delights of being human.--Gepson, Lolly Copyright 2014 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Starred Review. Move over, BuzzFeed, Schwartz (Dee Dee and Me) has come up with the ultimate list-and it rhymes: Red bow/ Tic-tac-toe/ Hula-hoops/ double scoops. It seems pretty effortless, especially given that most of the sources of happiness catalogued are pretty down to earth. But in fact, Schwartz employs some skillful anti-soppy strategies to ensure her book stays bright, breezy, and buoyant. Hairpin category turns-putting Something sweet (a trio of cupcakes) adjacent to a parakeet-create a sense of playful spontaneity. 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: its enough to say Grandmas lap (the rhyme is completed with a gingersnap) and show an image of a child snuggled up and reading with this beloved adult-the author knows her audience can fill in the rest. Schwartz isnt the first to try a compendium of this sort, but she sets a new benchmark. Ages 3-6. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

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 (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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