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Things That Make Me Happy

Things That Make Me Happy

Board Book

Price: $7.95

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  • Publication Date: October 3, 2017
  • Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
  • Trim Size: 7 x 7
  • ISBN: 9781419723674
  • Page Count: 24
  • Illustrations: full-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: World/All

Celebrate small joys in this board book adaptation of Amy Schwartz’s classic 100 Things that Make Me Happy

Red socks!
Building blocks!
Slippery floors!

From the beloved author of Things I Love to Do with You comes a sweet tribute to everyday things worth celebrating.


"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
"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."
The Horn Book Magazine
"A fun, engaging read."
School Library Journal
"Schwartz’s distinctive pictures in brilliant colors would make anyone happy...a magical romp through the senses and delights of being human."

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.