What young child doesn’t know and enjoy the song, “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands”?

In P Crumble and Chris Kennett’s colourful new picture book, If you’re HAPPY and you know it!, this song is used to form the basis of a cute Australian tale showcasing some of our best-loved native animals.

This Aussie edition features a climbing possum, a digging wombat, a nose-twitching bandicoot, a bouncing wallaby, a flapping galah, a goanna with a long tongue, a laughing kookaburra, a scratching dingo, a snapping crocodile, a growling Tassie Devil, a spiky echidna and a sleeping koala.

Each animal performs an action that kids will enjoy doing too and at the end of the book there’s a complete verse for each bush creature that young readers can sing.

Kids will love the expressions on the faces of Chris Kennet’s hilarious characters. This book is bright, colourful and full of fun.

Young kids will enjoy having this book read to them and getting involved in all the actions and being able to sing along.

If you’re HAPPY and you know it!, is a great interactive book for young readers.

It’s cleverly written by P. Crumble with beautiful illustrations by Chris Kennett. If you’re HAPPY and you know  it! is published by Scholastic Australia.

Published by

Dee White

Dee White lives with her husband and two sons in a small rural country town which has more kangaroos than people. She has worked as an advertising copywriter and journalist and has had numerous career changes because until recently, writing wasn’t considered to be a proper job. Letters to Leonardo, her first novel with Walker Books Australia, was published in 2009 to great critical acclaim.