If You're Happy and You Know it! - reviews
If You're Happy and you Know it!
The familiar nursery song is given an international interpretation in this attractive picture book: each double-page illustration shows groups of children joyfully acting out the words of one of the verses against a backdrop typical of their country. The final pages name each of the 36 children and show them holding hands and shouting out the word for hello in their own language. A sing-a-long CD is included and a link to the Barefoot website with downloadable words to the song in each language featured.
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In this multicultural version of the traditional song, children from cultures all over the world clap their hands, stomp their feet, pat their heads, and much more. The accompanying singalong CD continues the interactive fun!
In this multicultural version of the traditional song, children from cultures all over the world clap their hands, stomp their feet and much more! Stunning illustrations and a singalong CD too!
This is one of my favourite books in my toddler’s rather extensive library. A true delight to read! My 21/2 year old daughter has had this book for 5 days and has already memorised it. The story is very simple - a little girl is a very messy eater, and each time she gets food on her clothes, her mum pops them in the washer, the little girl tells the washer to “eat dirt!” and rumble, tumble, the clothes are clean - but the way it’s presented is so perfect. There’s a pop-up washing machine in the back of the book with press out clothes for the child to toss into the washer. A combination of a simple plot, catchy phrases, alliteration, repetition (but not too much), adorable illustrations, and an interactive surprise at the end of this book create a perfectly delightful reading experience. You will be surprised by how much you enjoy hearing your little one yell “eat dirt!
Clap your hands and sing along to this fresh take on a traditional singalong. The multicultural children in this colourful early learner encourage action and imagination, and two full spreads at the end teach 'hello' in thirty-six languages, and the names of the children and their countries of origin.