100 Things That Make Me Happy
  • Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
  • Publication Date: October 7, 2014
  • Price: $16.95
  • Trim Size: 8 12 x 11
  • ISBN: 1-4197-0518-0
  • EAN: 9781419705182
  • Page Count: 40
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All
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In the grand tradition of “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens” comes an uplifting tribute to 100 everyday things worth celebrating. The list, in rhyming couplets, draws directly from a preschool­er’s world—from slippery floors to dinosaurs, from goldfish to a birthday wish. Amy Schwartz weaves a masterful balance between art and text, with each of the 100 items portrayed as its own well-observed and warmly detailed vignette. While the contents provide readers with a frame of reference for the quantity of “100”—a celebratory milestone in preschools and early elementary grades—the oversized pages envelop young children in the wonderful things surrounding them.

Praise for 100 Things That Make Me Happy
STARRED REVIEW
"A fun, engaging read."
--School Library Journal, starred review

Praise

STARRED REVIEW
"The tightly rendered illustrations, which usually appear in twos or three against white backgrounds, have a refreshing emotional reticence; the kids' happiness is shown as matter-of-fact and grounded rather than euphoric or manic. And then there are the descriptions themselves, eloquent in their unfussiness...Schwartz isn't the first to try a compendium of this sort, but she sets a new benchmark."
Publishers' Weekly, starred review
STARRED REVIEW
"It is a book chock-full of fun—what more could one want?"
Kirkus Reviews
"It’s all very, very sweet, but with the occasional offbeat example that will satisfy out-of-the-box thinkers."
— Elissa Gershowitz, The Horn Book Magazine
"Schwartz’s distinctive pictures in brilliant colors would make anyone happy...a magical romp through the senses and delights of being human."
— Lolly Gepson, Booklist

About the author

Amy Schwartz has written and illustrated a number of classic and award-winning picture books. Amy was born and raised in California and now lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York. This is her first book with Abrams, which, in fact, makes her very happy.