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Polly Molly Woof Woof: A Book about Being Happy

by David Lloyd
Illustrated by Charlotte Hard

Published by U.S. edition: Candlewick, 2000
32 pages
ISBN: 0-7636-0755-X

Ages 2 - 5

Want to feel happy? Just listen to or read a book bearing the invitation to join in the barking and sniffing along with Polly's dog, Molly, and the other dogs she meets: a bouncy dog, a sausage dog, a sad-looking dog, a dog with a fierce face, a thin one and a fat one. What a racket -- all that barking and woofing and sniffing! Even if children can't figure out exactly which smells make dogs act "happy," they will have some good guesses once they've enjoyed this book. They can accept the author's invitation to do what people do when they're happy. They can laugh -- loudly, bouncily, sausagely, sadly, fiercely, thinly or fatly, or "whatever you like best." A carefree full-color picture book with a minimal but jaunty story invites and encourages interaction and happy responses from young children. CCBC categories: Picture Books for Younger Children; Activities. (GMK; June 16) 1999 Cooperative Children's Book Center

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