Clear, strong lines and radiant colors that seem to smile at the reader characterize Mies van Hout s drawings In Happy, Mies shows all the emotions a young child encounters Each double page spread is devoted to one fish, showing a particular emotion with its name in lettering that expresses the same feeling Swim into Happy where the dazzling fish sparkle against the dark background and let the images spark laughter and empathy....
|Publisher||:||Lemniscaat USA Reprint edition April 1, 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||52 pages|
|File Size||:||661 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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This eye-catching book has real kid appeal! The glossy, vibrantly colored fish on the front cover really pops on the matte black background; this one catches the child's eye and is picked first from our preschool bookshelf time and time again.
I share the love of this book with the five star reviews; it really is a great book. Its has been instrumentally in helping my daughter put names to her feelings. Plus as a fish lover, with three aquariums in the house I love the artwork. I love this book, enough to order a second copy, that I plan on cutting the pages out and framing some of them.
Great art teacher book to show emotions in art. The illustrations did a wonderful job of showing different emotions through line and shapes used to create the eyes and mouth of each fish.
We picked up Happy at the library first and after just a few readings of it, my son could name the names / emotions of the fish just by looking at them (he was 21 months old at the time, so can't read). Not only was it a good lesson in remembering (I was amazed he could say "astonished") but also taught him emotions like loving, content, angry, shy, brave, shocked, proud, etc. We loved it so much that we bought it off Amazon and it remains one of my son's most requested books. And when we ask "what does surprised fish do?" he'll gasp and hold his hands up to his face, sometimes with an "Oh gosh!" Though shocked and astonished are pretty much the same....
This book is a work(s) of art. I was so enchanted by it that I bought one for me and one for a little friend. The author/illustrator should get a medal!!
Happy is a beautiful book to share with children of all ages. It is inspiring and lends its self as an interesting jump of point for all sorts of acivities to explore such as acting, art, emotions, and can also be used in many ways to enhance early literacy skills. I will use it in many fall story times at preschools and elementary schools, as well as at the library
I purchased Happy to send to my 4 year old granddaughter who had recently moved from Va. to New Mexico. It was sent as a "welcome to your new home" gift -- she is a beginning reader, and experienced some emotional ups and downs prior to, during, and shortly after the move -- she is enjoying the book, reading it with her mom or older sister -- and the exploration of feelings is just right!
Book delivered as promised.