Kathryn Madeline Allen

Children's Book Author | Educator | Presenter

Show Me Happy

Show Me HappyShow Me Happy

by Kathryn Madeline Allen
photographs by Eric Futran
published by Albert Whitman & Company

From the team that created A Kiss Means I Love You, this new book of engaging photos will “show” early learners simple actions and concepts that all children learn as they begin to socialize and communicate. Lively, charming photos illustrate real kids doing common activities like helping and sharing or pushing and pulling. A perfect companion to the first book, Show Me Happy is a delightful read-aloud that will make any story time expressive and fun.

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“The youngest children will enjoy looking at the photographs . . . Care was obviously taken to include a diversity of ages, genders and skin colors in the models. The text’s simple rhythms will allow little ones to ‘read along’ with the book . . . A nice addition to the bookshelves of day care centers, preschools and families with young children.” Kirkus Reviews

“A new offering from the creators of A Kiss Means I Love You that is as charming as its predecessor. The large, attractive photographs of children are teamed with simple text to depict actions and emotions . . . The work displays opposites, emotions, and everyday activities with which young children will relate and identify . . . Young readers may feel inspired to act along with the pictures . . . A fine addition to most picture book collections.” School Library Journal