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Taking A Bath With The Dog and Other Things That Make Me Happy

"I miss your smile today, Sweet Pea. What would make you happy?"

What do you do when it seems as if nothing will make you happy? For one little girl, it's a good time to take a survey, from subjects including a quick little rabbit (running around in a wheel), a balding gent (counting rings on a tree), a snazzy centipede (shoes, lots of shoes), and other sundry characters. Enlivened by his whimsical characters, Scott Menchin's amusing story shows us that just doing what we love to do best can bring the biggest smiles of all.

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"Feeling blue, and stumped as to what might cheer her up, a girl (called Sweet Pea by her mother) poses the question What makes you happy? to a fanciful array of characters....Sweet Pea (who herself begins to smile about halfway through her informal survey) gradually realizes that many things make her happy and, in a rebus-like spread, she catalogues more than 20 things that do just that, including bake cookies with faces, stick finger puppets on my toes, slurp spaghetti and swim at night. This will likely inspire youngsters who are in a funk to seek joy in the unexpected as well as in the perfectly ordinary." -- Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Scott Menchin
Illustrator Scott Menchin
ISBN 0763663352
Publication Date Jun 12, 2007
Publisher Candlewick
Language English