Thursday, June 26, 2008
If You're Happy and You Know it: Jungle Edition
Another version of If You're Happy and You Know It, this time by James Warhola, depicting animals showing their happiness in their own way has come along.
For me this one has it's ups and downs. First the ups. I like the variety of animals included, such as the monkey, elephant, and snake. And I really like that all the animals participate on each page. My favorite page is when the children's parents are calling them to go home. All of the animals are in suspended animation, acting silly and with "Uh oh" looks on their faces.
The down side is that there is just one line on each page, then the full stanzas are written on one spread in the back. This isn't really a problem. I just sing the book through anyway. And I try to strategically skip over that one page at the end.
So if this is your kids' favorite song, and there's a good chance it is, here you go.