Synopses & Reviews
In the grand tradition of andldquo;Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittensandrdquo; comes an uplifting tribute to 100 everyday things worth celebrating. The list, in rhyming couplets, draws directly from a preschoolandshy;erandrsquo;s worldandmdash;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 andldquo;100andrdquo;andmdash;a celebratory milestone in preschools and early elementary gradesandmdash;the oversized pages envelop young children in the wonderful things surrounding them.
Praise for 100 Things That Make Me Happy
andquot;A fun, engaging read.andquot;
--School Library Journal, starred review
andquot;The tightly rendered illustrations, which usually appear in twos or three against white backgrounds, have a refreshing emotional reticence; the kidsand#39; 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...Schwartz isnand#39;t the first to try a compendium of this sort, but she sets a new benchmark.andquot;
andquot;It is a book chock-full of funandmdash;what more could one want?andquot;
andquot;Itandrsquo;s all very, very sweet, but with the occasional offbeat example that will satisfy out-of-the-box thinkers.andquot;
andquot;Schwartzandrsquo;s distinctive pictures in brilliant colors would make anyone happy...a magical romp through the senses and delights of being human.andquot;
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About the Author
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.