Happy Hippo, Angry Duck: A Book of Moods

by Sandra Boynton
Illustrator Sandra Boynton

Little Simon | May 24, 2011 | Board Book

Happy Hippo, Angry Duck: A Book of Moods is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
Are you HAPPY AS A HIPPO?
Or ANGRY AS A DUCK?
Maybe SAD AS A CHICKEN?
(Can you sadly say "CLUCK CLUCK"?)
 

Bestselling author Sandra Boynton is back in this all-new board book about moods. Boynton''s clever animals exemplify a wide range of emotions in this hilarious story about different feelings. Young readers are sure to giggle as interactive text asks them if they are "grumpy as a moose or excited as a dog?" Maybe they''re "worried as a rabbit or contented as a frog?"

This new Boynton board book covers the first concept of moods with her charming, trademark sense of humor.

Format: Board Book

Dimensions: 16 pages, 5.75 × 5.75 × 0.5 in

Published: May 24, 2011

Publisher: Little Simon

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442417315

ISBN - 13: 9781442417311

Appropriate for ages: 1

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious. Oh my goodness, this book cracks me up. this and But Not The Hippopotamus are my two favourites by Boynton.
Date published: 2012-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A New Favourite! This is a great book. It's fun and entertaining, and it helps kids learn about different emotions -- and the fact that it's okay to feel lots of different things. (And it's had my 14-month-old saying "cluck, cluck" for a few months now.)
Date published: 2011-10-25

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Happy Hippo, Angry Duck: A Book of Moods

by Sandra Boynton
Illustrator Sandra Boynton

Format: Board Book

Dimensions: 16 pages, 5.75 × 5.75 × 0.5 in

Published: May 24, 2011

Publisher: Little Simon

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442417315

ISBN - 13: 9781442417311

About the Book

Boynton is back with an all-new board book for the first time in over ten years! This charming and hilarious story is perfect for Boynton fans new and old. Sandra's clever text and playful illustrations always keep readers coming back for more!

From the Publisher

Are you HAPPY AS A HIPPO?
Or ANGRY AS A DUCK?
Maybe SAD AS A CHICKEN?
(Can you sadly say "CLUCK CLUCK"?)
 

Bestselling author Sandra Boynton is back in this all-new board book about moods. Boynton''s clever animals exemplify a wide range of emotions in this hilarious story about different feelings. Young readers are sure to giggle as interactive text asks them if they are "grumpy as a moose or excited as a dog?" Maybe they''re "worried as a rabbit or contented as a frog?"

This new Boynton board book covers the first concept of moods with her charming, trademark sense of humor.

About the Author

Sandra Boynton was born in Orange, New Jersey, and grew up in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Boynton's parents became Quakers when she was two years old. From kindergarten through 12th grade, she and her sisters attended Germantown Friends School, where their father taught English and was Head of the Upper School. She went on to Yale, entering in 1970 for her second year of college. She spent the second semester of her junior year studying in Paris through Wesleyan University's program. At Yale, she majored in English. Boynton intended to become a theater director. For graduate studies in drama, she attended the University of California at Berkeley for one year, then transferred to the Yale School of Drama D.F.A. program, but she did not complete the program. With the birth of her first child in 1979, Boynton postponed indefinitely a career in the theater. Boynton began designing greeting cards for Recycled Paper Greetings. Her designs were at the forefront of the Alternative Cards commercial movement that began in the mid-1970s. According to RPG co-founder and president Mike Keiser, over 200 million copies of Boynton's distinctive humorous cards featuring an assortment of unnamed cartoon animal characters, spare layout, and droll messages sold between 1973 and 1995. Since the 1977 release of Hippos Go Berserk!, Boynton has published many children's books, as well as several illustrated humor books for the general market. Her books are most typically fo
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Editorial Reviews

Happy Hippo, Angry Duck: A Book of Moods
Sandra Boynton. Little Simon, $5.99 (16p) ISBN 978-1-4424-1731-1 With her familiar brand of gentle absurdity, Boynton creates similes that ascribe moods to various animals. "Hello, Little Person!/ How are you today?" greets a concerned-looking bear. Part of the book''s pleasure is that Boynton doesn''t rely on clichéd animal personifications: "Are you happy as a hippo?/ Or angry as a duck?/ Maybe sad as a chicken?/ (‘Can you sadly say, "Cluck Cluck?" '')"After the characters tell readers, "Well, I hope you are happy./ But if you are not,/ you have friends who will help you./ We like you a lot," even kids in the stoniest of moods will feel the effect of this pick-me-up. All ages.

--Publishers Weekly, June 20, 2011, *STAR

Appropriate for ages: 1

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