I Am Happy! (Hardcover)

I Am Happy! By Michael Rosen, Robert Starling (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Rosen, Robert Starling (Illustrator)
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Just how happy is this puppy? Michael Rosen’s gleeful picture-book gambol follows a jubilant pooch from here to the stars and back.

This puppy is HAPPY! So happy it wants to shout about it! Riding high on a cloud of joy, it wants to sing on a swing, skip through a puddle, and chase after bubbles. With so much happiness in its little heart, what won’t it do? The inimitable Michael Rosen brings his knack for capturing the extremes of toddler moods to this carnival ride of a book, starring a puppy so thrilled with its own happiness, there’s no end to the celebrations. Paired with Robert Starling’s colorful, energetic art, this companion to I Am Hungry—part of a series mapping toddlers’ big emotions—is sure to put silly grins on the faces of parents and children at read-aloud time.

About the Author

Michael Rosen is a poet and the author of many books for children, including We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, which won the Nestlé Smarties Children’s Book Prize; A Great Big Cuddle; and Michael Rosen’s Sad Book. He received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children’s literature in 1997 and served as Children’s Laureate in the UK between 2007 and 2009. Michael Rosen lives in London.

Robert Starling is a creator of many books for children, including Fergal Is Fuming!, which was short-listed for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and other books in the Fergal series. He is also the illustrator of I Am Angry and I Am Hungry, both by Michael Rosen. Robert Starling lives in England.

Praise For…

Rosen follows his previous explorations of strong emotions aimed at the very young with a strong depiction of joy that the youngest listeners will understand and identify with. Starling’s mixed-media illustrations of wide-eyed animals exhibiting emotions and using their imaginations are once again an excellent fit with the simple text, written in a bouncy, exuberant verse. . . . A happy hound’s verse, sure to inspire smiles.
—Kirkus Reviews

Rosen has once again teamed up with Starling to continue their picture book ­series (I Am) with this new entry. . . a bright romp.
—School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781536231281
ISBN-10: 1536231282
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: December 12th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: I Am