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 Synopsis

It brushed past the tip of a rocking-horse hat 
As it whizzed through the air and came down with a.....
SPLAT!

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!

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ISBN: 9781907912054
Publication date: 01/02/2012
Publisher: Phoenix Yard Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781907912054
Publication date: 1st February 2012
Author: Daniel Hahn
Illustrator: Stella Dreis
Publisher: Phoenix Yard Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: General Fiction

About Daniel Hahn

Daniel Hahn is a writer, editor and translator. He has translated fiction by novelists including José Eduardo Agualusa, José Luís Peixoto and María Dueñas (winning the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize with Agualusa’s The Book of Chameleons; and non-fiction by writers ranging from Portuguese Nobel laureate José Saramago to Brazilian footballer Pelé. He is also one of the editors of the Ultimate Book Guides, an award-winning series of reading guides for children and teenagers, and is currently assembling a new Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature. Happiness is ...

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