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Get Happy by Malachy Doyle

Get Happy (edition 2010)

by Malachy Doyle (Author)

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Simple, rhyming text urges the reader to be happy by making such choices as teasing less and tickling more, or groaning less and giggling more.
Title:Get Happy
Authors:Malachy Doyle (Author)
Info:Scholastic (2010)
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Get Happy by Malachy Doyle


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The book Get Happy helps children to see in the illustrations, different moods, emotions and behaviors. It shows them the more positive way to interact with others. It also shows in the illustrations what support might look like towards someone who is struggling with a more difficult emotion, or how the negative behavior might affect others. The beginning of the sentences are repeated throughout the book which gives a nice consistency, and there is a rhythm to it. There are also good words in there to help give a name for children to know what they are feeling.
  CharleenWB | May 19, 2019 |
On each two-page spread of this picture board book, the author and illustrator show the child what they should not do and then what they should do. For example, “Squabble less.” “Share more!” The book contrasts sniffle and snuggle, grumbling and giggle, zone out and zoom around, pick and plant, shout and sing, grab and give, tease and tickle, sulk and sparkle, and worry and wonder. It ends with “Fearless evermore! Be strong! Be happy!”

The text did not interest my granddaughter or myself. There are far more subtle ways to get across this message than the don’t do – do strategy used here. It felt pretty cheezy, even scolding at times.

The illustrations are soft and endearing in this little board book. The children show good action and expression. Many pages showed interesting detail.

Parents might like this book but I doubt many children will. ( )
  Bonnie_Ferrante | Jul 10, 2016 |
This book is for very young children. If they are having a bad day, they can read this book to see how to get happy. This story is written in rhyme. It teaches kids how to turn their frown upside down. ( )
  CasieBelaire | Oct 17, 2015 |
This short picture book can show a young child how to turn a frown into a smile no matter what is going on during their day. It shows children how to cheer up their friends and how to keep a smile on their face no matter what. "Shout less" and "sing more" are two components that differ; choosing one of the two can make your day either happy or sad. ( )
  Raquelb | Nov 18, 2014 |
Play the Partridge Family song after reading this one aloud. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
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