100 Things That Make Me Happy

by Amy Schwartz

A plotless, charming picture book catalogs 100 things sure to bring a smile to the... read more

A plotless, charming picture book catalogs 100 things sure to bring a smile to the face of small children. Two or three rhyming couplets (“bucket trucks / yellow ducks / grocery carts / frosted hearts / grandma’s lap / a gingersnap”) cascade across each page spread, each one in a different color and font design and each one accompanied by a corresponding spot illustration. The single couplet across a spread near the book’s center (“city lights / starry nights”) slows things down for a moment of reflection before the pace picks up again, rolling merrily along right to the final pairing (“peekaboo / time with you!”). A diverse cast of child and adult characters is shown in the appealing, brightly colored art. (Ages 2–5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2015

show less