What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Sandra Boynton's Happy Hippo, Angry Duck has all the cute, engaging qualities that make this author/illustrator's books so appealing to very young children. The animal faces show a range of moods with broad, funny expressions, and the memorable, rhyming language includes just enough nonsense to make little kids laugh. This book teaches them about feelings and moods without actually expressing anything to make children sad, scared, or angry. Although the board book edition is ideal for children to handle themselves, the Kindle version used for this review is simple to navigate and allows adults to enlarge print areas for easy use.
What's the story?
Popular author/illustrator Sandra Boynton uses funny cartoon animals to show different feelings. Pigs, cows, rabbits, dogs, and more show different feelings, from "amused" to "grumpy" to "sad." Like many of this author's charming books, HAPPY HIPPO, ANGRY DUCK uses entertaining, simple drawings with brightly colored solid backgrounds, rhymes, and a bit of nonsense to educate and entertain.
Is it any good?
Sandra Boynton's Happy Hippo, Angry Duck is cute, engaging, and endlessly appealing to very young children. The author/illustrator's silly rhymes mixed with bits of nonsense make her books great favorites with little ones, and the expressive, cartoony illustrations show clear emotions while amusing readers. The board-book edition is ideal for children to handle themselves, and the Kindle version used for this review is simple to navigate and allows adults to enlarge print areas for easy reading.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about feelings. Do you ever feel angry like the duck? What does your angry face look like?
What makes you feel happy?
One of the animals is worried. Can you find it? What kind of animal is that?
|Topics:||Friendship, Horses and farm animals, Wild animals|
|Publication date:||May 24, 2011|
|Number of pages:||16|
|Publisher's recommended age(s):||1 - 2|
|Read aloud:||1 - 3|
|Available on:||Hardback, iBooks, Kindle, Nook|