Happiness is a Watermelon on Your Head
Written by Daniel Hahn
Illustrated by Stella Dreis
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This is a brilliantly funny picture book to share with any toddler. Parent and child are sure to laugh through it as you meet three rather miserable ladies who live in a completely mad world but by the end of the story they've realised that happiness is a much better way to live!
Emma Langley, Phoenix Yard Books publisher, says: “Stella Dreis’ illustrations - a glorious blaze of colour and whirlwind adventure - are matched perfectly by Daniel Hahn’s joyful rhyming text in this wonderful picture book. It’s slightly mad but, we think, completely irresistible!”
Happiness is a Watermelon on Your Head by Daniel Hahn
It brushed past the tip of a rocking-horse hat
As it whizzed through the air and came down with a.....
One ridiculously joyful lady, cauliflower hats, fish bonnets, other assorted crazy headgear, a few very large animals, a pet boar called Melvin and a whole lot of watermelons. Three miserable women discover that the key to happiness is very pink and very messy. It’s completely mad!
-filled story in catchy rhyming text -- PARENTS IN TOUCH Happiness is a Watermelon on your Head is the most enjoyable rhyme to read out loud to your children since Dr Seuss. Reviewer, Amazon UK Dreis combines opulent color, comical poses, and a novel composition to create this luscious picture book. Hahn's rhymes are fresh, sprinkled with rich vocabulary. This feast for the eyes and ears should be on everyone's menu. -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL. Happiness is a Watermelon on your Head is a delightfully surreal picture book with a rhyming text provided by Daniel Hahn to complement the lush, fantastical world that Stella Dreis creates so well with her wonderful illustrations. This really seems like one of those perfect collaborations between writer and illustrator that children will adore...The story has a real element of the Lewis Carroll/Alice in Wonderland fantasy about it that makes it delightful to read and share. It is also very funny, both in the words the author chooses, and the way the illustrator chooses to depict the story.The vocabulary and images are rich pickings if you are trying to stimulate children's creativity and engage in their love of off the wall material. -- MAKING THEM READERS
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Phoenix Yard Books
1st February 2012
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