Moods: Happy Hippo, Angry Duck by Sandra Boynton
HOW ARE YOU DOING TODAY?
YOU MIGHT BE TERRIFIC--OR ONLY OKAY.
Angry Birds are no strangers to most kids, but Sandra Boyton's angry duck has dibs on being there first. And messy moods are no stranger to even upbeat toddlers, as parents can attest.
But Sandra Boynton's Happy Hippo, Angry Duck: A Book of Moods (Boynton on Board) (Little Simon, 2012) is here to clear up those mysterious moods which strike even the most diverse of critters. Pigs can be amused at strange events, but cows might merely be confused. A moose can be grumpy, no doubt. (People report that you don't want to get on the wrong side of one of these big boys!) But can a frog really be content?
With light-hearted rhymes which sneak in a bit of the vocabulary of feelings and emotions and with her familiar expressive line drawings of curious critters, Boynton teaches that all these moods are all around us, in anyone we may meet (even a sad chicken). And her upbeat ending reminds us all that even when we're down, friends will be around, and bad moods have a way of coming any day, but thankfully they usually don't stay.
EVERYONE'S MOODS WILL CHANGE DAY TO DAY.
UNLESS YOU'RE THAT DUCK. HE'S ALWAYS THIS WAY.