So Happy! by Kevin Henkes

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There once was
a boy,
a rabbit,
a magic seed,
and a book.

The boy, who was bored,
went looking for something to do.
The rabbit, who was curious,
explored until he was lost.
The seed was thirsty,
but soon it grew and grew and grew.

And the book?
You are holding it in your hands.
Turn the pages!
It will make you
so happy.


About Kevin Henkes

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Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages—among them are Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Wemberly Worried. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon, a Caldecott Honor for Owen, and a Newbery Honor for Olive's Ocean. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.
Published February 15, 2005 by Greenwillow Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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and a little rabbit crosses a tiny bit of water “narrow as a ribbon.” When the rains come, the seed starts growing, the boy is excited, and the rabbit gets “wet and scared.” When the rain stops, the boy starts to build a bridge across the creek, now “wide as a door” and green shoots make a flower.

Feb 15 2005 | Read Full Review of So Happy!

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Henkes (Kitten's First Full Moon ) here concentrates on the text, interweaving the stories of a magic seed, a bored boy and a stranded rabbit into a spare narrative.

Feb 21 2005 | Read Full Review of So Happy!

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