If You're Happy and You Know It!

10 best books like If You're Happy and You Know It! (Jane Cabrera): Go Away, Big Green Monster!, Big Red Barn, Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Dog's Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting, Lemons Are Not Red, Dancing Feet!, Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Clip-Clop

Go Away, Big Green Monster!
AuthorEd Emberley
This classic interactive book that has been helping children chase away nighttime fears for 25 years is perfect for Halloween--and all-year round!
Caldecott Award-winner Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to overcome bedtime frights. As...
Big Red Barn
AuthorMargaret Wise Brown
Another book has migrated downstairs for my review. Before I wrote this review, I had to do a little research on the author. I vaguely remembered that she had no children and died young -- I was right: she never married, had no children and died of a post-surgery blood clot in 1952 at the age of 42. Yet her work...
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13
AuthorHelaine Becker
The story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the book and film Hidden Figures.

You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon landing. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo...
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
AuthorPaul Galdone
The Three Billy Goats have found that their current abode is devoid of much in the way of scrumptious grass and other grazing options. When they locate a field across the way, all they need do is cross a bridge to find fresh options. This bridge is guarded by a troll, whose main interest is to devour the goats....
Dog's Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting
AuthorEmma Dodd
At last, here is a concept book with a sense of humor and a satisfying story.Poor Dog. Somehow he always manages to be underfoot when someone makes a mess. Red jam, blue paint, pink ice cream, orange juice -- the history of his day is splattered on his bright, white coat. And by evening, there are ten colorful...
Lemons Are Not Red
AuthorLaura Vaccaro Seeger
Lemons are not Red. Apples are red. Lemons are yellow. . . .

Clever cutouts in the pages make a simple, original, and utterly beguiling introduction to color.

Laura Vaccaro Seeger, whose The Hidden Alphabet dazzled critics and readers alike, introduces young children to color in...
Dancing Feet!
AuthorLindsey Craig
Clickity! Clickity! Long green feet!
Who is dancing that clickity beat?

Lizard is dancing on clickity feet.
Clickity! Clickity! Happy feet!

Introducing a get-up-and-dance toddler book-so catchy and rhythmic, you'll almost want to sing it.

Lindsey Craig's...
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
AuthorEileen Christelow
4+ of 5 stars to Eileen Christelow's children's story Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, one of a bunch in a series about little monkeys and their crazy antics. This wonderful little book wasn't published until I was around ten years old, but I still read it one summer in a reading contest...
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
AuthorMem Fox
As everyone knows, nothing is sweeter than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes. . . . And here, from two of the most gifted picture-book creators of our time, is a celebration of baby fingers, baby toes, and the joy they—and the babies they belong to—bring to everyone, everywhere, all over the world!...
AuthorNicola Smee
Every child adores getting twirled and tossed by Mommy and Daddy. Again! Again, they squeal. That’s the rapturous joy Nicola Smee captures, in simple rhythmic text and charming pictures. One after the other, a group of barnyard friends climb aboard Mr. Horse for a ride. Faster, they beg…, faster!...
AuthorMarie Torres Cimarusti
Little ones love to play peek-a-boo! With its bright, quirky animals and oversized flaps to lift, Peek-a-Moo! is sure to be a read-aloud favorite. Readers play peek-a-boo with a different animal on each page, guessing what it is, then lifting the flap to find out. Each animal has a different sound that...
AuthorAnita Lobel
Copyright- Anita Lobel
Number of page- 34
Book format- print
Reading level- Ages 2-4
Genre- fiction
Lit requirement- Board Book

Summary: Beginning with morning, when the sun rises, the author introduces many animals and the sound they make. Then the sun sets, but is...
Flip, Flap, Fly!: A Book for Babies Everywhere
AuthorPhyllis Root
Infectious rhymes, sunny illustrations, and an array of baby animals make an irresistible page-turner for the youngest of listeners.

Little readers are invited to join these baby animals as they fly, swim, wiggle, and slide, all with the help of their mamas. But what these babies like best,...
1, 2, 3 to the Zoo
AuthorEric Carle
Joyously colored animals, riding on a train to the zoo, offer youngsters a first introduction to numbers, number sets, addition and counting in Eric Carle’s first picture book. A gate-fold spread at the back of the book, featuring the whole wonderful animal train, adds to the fun! Each car on the train...
Ten, Nine, Eight
AuthorMolly Bang
This is a simple and sweet beginning number book counting down from 10 to 1 and then going to bed. I am not crazy about the artwork, but the painting of the 10 toes was beautiful. I’m not sure what it was, but it didn’t work for me personally. I think this is great for very young children, but it was way to...
Where Is Baby's Belly Button?
AuthorKaren Katz
The suspense is built from the very beginning with the enigmatic title, "Where is Baby's Belly Button?" Karen Katz's exciting thriller for newborns pits the young reader in a race against time to find the elusive belly button. First, though, she deftly navigates the young reader through a checklist...
AuthorEllen Labrecque
Born into aristocracy, Churchill cut his teeth as a young army officer in British India, the Sudan, and the Second Boer War. He rose in the ranks to First Lord of the Admiralty and was a staunch opponent of the encroaching German Nazis. Churchill served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940...
AuthorEdward Gibbs
Look through this eye-catching book’s special spy hole to discover a world of animal colors!

Have you ever played the I-spy game? Debut artist Edward Gibbs takes the game to a whole new level in this picture book with spy holes. Peeking through the pages, children will be able to spot a different...
AuthorMichael Hall
A heart can be hopeful, or silly, or happy. A heart can be rugged, or snappy, or lonely. A heart holds every different feeling, and debut author-artist Michael Hall captures each one with a delicate touch.

For each feeling, the bold, graphic artwork creates an animal out of heart shapes, from...
Cha-Cha Chimps
AuthorJulia Durango
This was fun to read out loud. The sound, the rhythm, seeing the animals move; it made me want to wiggle a little jig too.

Ages: 2 - 5

Cleanliness: mentions cider though doesn't say it's alcoholic and no one gets drunk.


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The Doghouse
AuthorJan Thomas
Mouse, Pig, Cow, and Duck are playing a carefree game of ball when (horror of horrors!) their ball gets kicked into . . . THE DOGHOUSE. Who will risk a run-in with scary Dog to get it back? Hysterical high anxiety ensues as Mouse volunteers each animal to do the dirty work—but you’ll never believe what’s...
Barnyard Banter
AuthorDenise Fleming
This farm favorite is now a board book, perfect for preschoolers.

"Cows in the pasture, moo, moo, moo. Roosters in the barnyard, cock-a-doodle-doo . . ."

It's another noisy morning on the farm, and all of the animals are where they should be -- except Goose. And where is Goose? Young...
The Seals on the Bus
AuthorLenny Hort
This hilarious new version of the beloved children's song "The Wheels on the Bus" will have young readers errping and roaring and honking along.

"The seals on the bus go "errp, errp, errp"
All through the town."

Two children and their parents board a city bus on their way to a party....
Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo
AuthorKevin Lewis
Written in rhyming iambic pentameter, I have sang this song in a sing-song voice, as a rap, like an opera and read with many different tempos. The rhythm and rhyme of this book is just about perfect. As a parent, I love to read to my child, but I especially like books that give my tongue a challenge or the chance...
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