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If you're hoppy
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Greenwillow Books, c2011.
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Added Author:
In rhyming text reminiscent of the traditional song, "If you're happy and you know it, " presents various animals that are hoppy, sloppy, growly, flappy, or slimy, scaly and mean.


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Book EASY SAY 1 1
Book EASY SAY 1 1
Book EASY SAY 1 1

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Are you feeling hoppy?
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

Reviews 3

School Library Journal Review

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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

This spin on "If You're Happy and You Know It" stars a selection of "hoppy," "sloppy," "growly," and "flappy" creatures--and one "slimy and scaly and mean" mystery being. Colorful watercolor illustrations bring the animal adjectives to life while lively and humorous text invites wholehearted participation and pantomime. The bouncy verse builds momentum toward an energized "hoppy" ending. (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Twists on popular preschool tunes are always welcome additions to picture-book collections. Sayre's twist on If You're Happy and You Know It is sure to become a favorite. Hoppy, sloppy, growly, and flappy substitute for happy, and bevies of animals demonstrate the adjectival concepts. A frog, rabbit, and cricket, for instance, are hoppy, an expected trio. Surprises, though, make their way in. The third flappy animal is a pterodactyl, and the hoppy frog continually reappears in the background as other animals get the spotlight. The exuberant characters are expressively drawn by Urbanovic: dogs grimace through their growls, and a baboon and a raccoon demonstrate their messy eating habits by getting their fur full of food. Readers can be encouraged to point out other hoppy things, helped along by a spread of additional jumpers. Even the endpapers of this book are cheery and encourage exploration hey, whose footprints are those crisscrossing the page?--Cruze, Karen Copyright 2010 Booklist