The Happy Day

The Happy Day

Book - 1989
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Baker & Taylor
The animals of the woods wake up to explore the wonder of a flower growing through the snow.


Snow is falling. All the animals are fast asleep in their animal homes. They awake. They open their eyes. They sniff. They run. What will they find?

1950 Caldecott Honor Book

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, 1989, c1949
ISBN: 9780064431910
Characteristics: unpaged : ill
Additional Contributors: Simont, Marc


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TSCPL_NatalieM Aug 17, 2016

While you won't find this book shelved in the early readers since the genre hadn’t really been invented yet in 1949, The Happy Day is an ideal text for a K-1 student who is learning how to read. Black and white illustrations are engaging without being distracting, and the repetition, limited vocabulary, and simple sentence structure will enable emerging readers to experience success. The detailed pencil drawings make this title stand out, as this type of illustration is not typically seen in modern children’s literature.

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