"Hoppy Days" Are Here Again: If You're Hoppy by April Pulley Sayre
IF YOU'RE HOPPY AND YOU KNOW IT....
YOU'RE A FROG!
It's spring at last, and everyone--frogs, bunnies, crickets, and even grumpy people tired of woolly hats and darkling skies, are feeling a bit hoppy with joy.
Based on the idea and rhyme scheme of the popular nursery song "If You're Happy and You Know It," here comes April Pulley Sayre's joyfully new If You're Hoppy (Greenwillow, 2011), giving everyone an opportunity of stretch their legs and flap their wings under the spring sky. Even if there's still a bit of the winter blues hanging on, Sayre has a rhythmic rhyme to pull you out of your winter funk. If you're still feeling "growly," you might be a dog...or worse a bear, or perhaps ....
... A TUMMY OVER THERE!"
What youngster could resist singing and acting out lines like
IF YOU'RE SLOPPY AND YOU KNOW IT...
YOU'RE A HOG!
Sayre's text is buoyed by the charming and ebullient cartoon-style illustrations of Jackie Urbanovic, author-illustrator of the best-selling Duck series, which seem to bounce into motion on the page. This is a great storytime book with lots of possibilities for movement and song, for springtime and Eastertide, which, as School Library Journal says, is “sure to be a storytime staple!"