The Happiest Book Ever

The Happiest Book Ever What could be happier than a book with a dancing cake a candy parade and a hug monster A book with all those things and plus YOU Your happy happy thoughts will make this book super happy happy But

The Happiest Book Ever Bob Shea Book, Frog, and readers have successfully made the happiest book ever The volume is chock full of colorfully wacky, doodlelike illustrations that employ a palette of yellow, orange, and bright blue The book s face is surprisingly expressive, using only a few lines and shapes. The Happiest Book Ever Disney Books Disney Publishing The Happiest Book Ever by Bob Shea Buy Now Available Formats Print What could be happier than a book with a dancing cake, a candy parade, and a hug monster A book with all those things and plus YOU Your happy, happy thoughts will make this book super happy happy Best Happiness Books books Best Books on Happiness How to Live a Happy Life Full THE HAPPIEST BOOK EVER Kirkus Reviews Wanting to become the happiest book ever, a personified book enlists its friends help but things go awry when a frowny frog doesn t fit in, hilariously teaching the book The Happiest Book Ever by Bob Shea, Hardcover Barnes Book, Frog, and readers have successfully made the happiest book ever The volume is chock full of colorfully wacky, doodlelike illustrations that employ a palette of yellow, orange, and bright blue The book s face is surprisingly expressive, using only a few lines and shapes.

  • Title: The Happiest Book Ever
  • Author: Bob Shea
  • ISBN: 9781484730454
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What could be happier than a book with a dancing cake, a candy parade, and a hug monster A book with all those things and plus YOU Your happy, happy thoughts will make this book super happy happy But something seems off Could it be that frowny frog Perhaps we could shake some sense into him, or slap a Post it over his face No Well then, maybe its time for thaWhat could be happier than a book with a dancing cake, a candy parade, and a hug monster A book with all those things and plus YOU Your happy, happy thoughts will make this book super happy happy But something seems off Could it be that frowny frog Perhaps we could shake some sense into him, or slap a Post it over his face No Well then, maybe its time for that frog to SCRAM Hooray He s gone Time for a happy dance Wait, what s wrong Now NO ONE seems happy Let s see if we can t do something to truly make this the happiest book ever In his most interactive book yet, Bob Shea proves that happiness is than just a piece of chocolate cake Though that comes pretty close

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    1. Hilarious interactive picture book about what can constitute happiness. I just love Bob Shea, and this book strengthens my readerly affection!

    2. I'm not totally sure what to think of this one. The message is good, but the book is a little out there. Would like to see how kids react.

    3. A glut of reader participation books of this kind has developed recently, but I'd rather see lots of these instead of l more books that are clearly being written by adults for other adults though marketed to children. And Bob Shea can always be counted on to play to the kids. I have to differ from those who are thinking of using this for story times though--the art work is just not conducive to group use. Read it to a kid or two who can sit close to you, and enjoy it together.

    4. An interactive picture book that invites the audience to help create the happiest book ever. The busy and enthusiastic art and text encourage energetic participation. However, there is a serious side to this story that gently reminds the reader that kindness is part of the happiness equation.

    5. Well, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.Although, my niece probably thinks I'm weird er since I read it out loud for her, and the whole library to hear, but hey, it was ridiculous and I laughed. That's something :) and that frog. Haha! I believe we may be kindred spirits.

    6. This book most definitely accomplished its mission - I smiled and giggled as I read it. Very cute, bright, and fun little book, and even includes a nice message about not being mean to others. It also has some interactive elements, like when the reader is asked to shake the book, that I think would make it extra fun for young readers. This adult(ish) reader certainly enjoyed it!

    7. Seems like it would be a great read-aloud. This book begs the audience to be happy, answer questions, give the book a little shake, and oh did I mention how much toddlers and preschoolers will love the grumpy frog????

    8. There was a lot going on in this book, but it was really fun. And there are terrible jokes in the back. Terrible! Just the way I like them.

    9. What a great book! I love the happy friends. And I really love that meanness is not rewarded, and that frog can be accepted just the way he is! Be sure to look for ALL of the happy things in the book, including on the jacket art!This might be more enjoyable one-on-one or with a small group rather than a large story time, just because of the tiny illustrations and their tiny labels. However, the text is fun enough and can be read with so much enthusiasm that it can be fun for a big group. I could [...]

    10. Current trends in children's literature seem to include:1. The author's use of "breaking the fourth wall" to tell the story; and2. Prompting the read to "do things" to the actual book, such as shaking it, turning it, etc to propel the story.The clever details featured in Bob Shea's illustrations are laugh-out-loud funny (example - "Banner."), but the story wasn't executed as well as it could have been. This would be a difficult book to read aloud to a class, but it could be enjoyable to share wi [...]

    11. I have mad love for Bob Shea, and this book did not disappoint. The only down side, really, is that it's generally too long for the storytimes I do, but today I got to read it! Only one preschooler with an extra long attention span came today (super hot, bad air quality) and so I go to read longer books, including this one. So much fun to read aloud! I hope I get to do it again someday - maybe for a school-age group. :)

    12. Loved the cover of this one, especially the colors. I really liked how the book spoke to the audience and was interactive. Seemed young for my boys, ages 9 and 10, but they did get a kick out of me reading it to them and doing what the book asked. I didn't love the text but I did like the interaction it brought to us readers. I also did not like how the frog "illustration" was not consistent with the rest of the illustrations. Fun for the younger reader.

    13. Sharing this book with a group of preschoolers would be interesting. Especially the reader is the bully and is being mean to the grumpy frog. When the "book" has a change of heart apparently the frog also becomes happybut why does the illustration of the frog look the same?

    14. First and most important: carrot cake is TOTALLY real cake, how dare you?Second: I'm very glad this book went where it did, because I spent the whole first half going "Geez, not everybody smiles all the time what is your DAMAGE?" and then the book caught up with me.

    15. No. Not another meta-fiction. And no, carrot cake is not "fake cake." And no, this book did not make me giggle or put me in a better mood. And no, I don't think we need another book about being nice to others. But then, I'm not the target audience.

    16. I really liked reading this book to my daughter. She enjoyed the pictures and actions. The illustrations were nice.

    17. A super fun interactive book with a positive message! I love it! (Also, the frog jokes are actually funny. ;))

    18. Cute, fun concept, but the pictures were just a little too busy & involved as a storybook for kids, to my thinking.

    19. Cute and weird is always a can't miss combination for me. As I felt a little down and vaguely sick this morning, it was something I needed to read.

    20. Colorful with some aesethetically awesome mixed media illustrations. But long, drawn out and an unsuccessful metafictive, interactive book.

    21. An author sets out to make the happiest book ever with the readers help. Can he do it? preschool and up for humor

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