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ISBN13: 9781935954149
ISBN10: 1935954148
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Publisher Comments:

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.

 

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"Van Hout's (The Child Cruncher) catalogue of emotions is dead simple: an emotion word ('shy,' 'surprised,' 'proud') appears on one page, and a drawing of a fish expressing that emotion is shown on the other. But what fish! Scrawled like children's doodles or cartoons in sizzling lines of scarlet, orange, aqua, and fuchsia, each one swims alone in an ink-black sea, reacting to experiences readers can only guess at. The emotion words, one per spread, are handwritten with childlike care over pages scribbled with color, and are just as suggestive of each emotion as the fish are. 'Curious,' a canary-colored fish, glides goggle-eyed toward something off-page. On the opposing page, the letters that spell 'curious' are all different colors, like a cheerful ransom note. The 'Nervous' fish is long, thin, and miserable-looking, outlined in pale, tremulous lines. 'Bored' is a flounder, almost cross-eyed with ennui. There's no particular story arc, or even a story to be found within each drawing — it's a delightful amuse-bouche of a book, and an aquatic introduction to everyday emotions. Ages 2 — up. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Mies van Hout (1962) studied at the Arts Academy in Groningen, where she majored in graphic design. She has been working as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer since 1989. Over the years, she illustrated quite a lot of children's books. Her illustrations are cheerful and witty, painted skillfully and distinctly. 

For Lemniscaat USA, Mies van Hout illustrated Brave Ben, The Child Cruncher, Lovey and Dovey and Mine!

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Mihal, April 26, 2014 (view all comments by Mihal)
My daughter has loved this book from the time that she could turn the pages! The illustrations are just beautiful and our daughter loves to comment on each expression! A wonderful gift for your child's library....
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781935954149
Author:
Van Hout, Mies
Publisher:
Lemniscaat USA
Author:
Hout, Mies Van
Subject:
Situations / Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Teen Issues
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full Color Illustrations throughout
Pages:
52
Dimensions:
8.5 x 10.5 in
Age Level:
from 2

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Product details 52 pages Lemniscaat USA - English 9781935954149 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Van Hout's (The Child Cruncher) catalogue of emotions is dead simple: an emotion word ('shy,' 'surprised,' 'proud') appears on one page, and a drawing of a fish expressing that emotion is shown on the other. But what fish! Scrawled like children's doodles or cartoons in sizzling lines of scarlet, orange, aqua, and fuchsia, each one swims alone in an ink-black sea, reacting to experiences readers can only guess at. The emotion words, one per spread, are handwritten with childlike care over pages scribbled with color, and are just as suggestive of each emotion as the fish are. 'Curious,' a canary-colored fish, glides goggle-eyed toward something off-page. On the opposing page, the letters that spell 'curious' are all different colors, like a cheerful ransom note. The 'Nervous' fish is long, thin, and miserable-looking, outlined in pale, tremulous lines. 'Bored' is a flounder, almost cross-eyed with ennui. There's no particular story arc, or even a story to be found within each drawing — it's a delightful amuse-bouche of a book, and an aquatic introduction to everyday emotions. Ages 2 — up. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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