Book Report: Happy Hippo, Angry Duck by Sandra Boynton
Who doesn't love Sandra Boynton's books? They're funny, cute, kid-appealing, and this one in particular has a really important talking point for kids. Happy Hippo, Angry Duck takes a light-hearted approach to kids' feelings and letting them know that being sad, angry, happy or frazzled is totally and completely normal. As always, Boynton's illustrations attract kids, but it's the message in the book that I find so compelling. I think so often we forget that kids need to know that being confused or angry is just part of life. She ends on such a positive note by saying ". . .I hope you are happy. But if you are not, you have friends who will help you." We need to emphasize to even the youngest kids that they are surrounded by family and friends who love and support them no matter what. Two thumbs up for this multi-purpose book! We found it on Amazon for just $5.99!