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The happiness of a dog with a ball in its mouth / Bruce Handy ; illustrated by Hyewon Yum.

Handy, Bruce, (author.). Yum, Hyewon, (illustrator.).

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  • 5 of 12 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Putnam Public Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Putnam Public Library j HANDY (Text to phone) 33610148404749 Juvenile New Picture Book Available -

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"Starting from the happiness of waking up into a brand-new day, the picture book goes on to explore the kinds of relationships and contrasts that play out between our feelings and experiences every single day. Whether it's the nervousness of a beginning paired with the happiness of a middle; the indignity of a cut against the happiness of a scab; the boredom of nothing to do contrasted with the happiness of nothing to do; or the divide of mine against the happiness of our, these pages challenge the reader to think about daily activities and experiences and the feelings they conjure. The Happiness of a Dog with a Ball in Its Mouth is a gentle, fun, and philosophical read"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-10. Enchanted Lion Books.
Grades 2-3. Enchanted Lion Books.
Subject: Emotions > Fiction.

Syndetic Solutions - Author Notes for ISBN Number 1592703518
The Happiness of a Dog with a Ball in Its Mouth
The Happiness of a Dog with a Ball in Its Mouth
by Handy, Bruce; Yum, Hyewon (Illustrator)
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The Happiness of a Dog with a Ball in Its Mouth

Bruce Handy is an author, journalist, essayist, critic, humorist, and editor. The Happiness of a Dog With a Ball in Its Mouth, publishing with Enchanted Lion in spring 2021, is his first book for young readers. He is also the author of Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult, published in 2017 by Simon & Schuster. Handy has also worked as a writer-editor at Vanity Fair, Time, Esquire, and Spy and has contributed to the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, New York, and the New Yorker, as well as other publications that don't have New York in their titles, including The Atlantic and the Wall Street Journal. He currently lives in New York with his wife, the novelist Helen Schulman. They have two mostly grown kids.


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