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If You’re Happy and You Know It, in Singable Picture Books

Posted on: December 9, 2014

Since there are many to choose from, my favorite IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT Singable Picture Book is published by Barefoot Books, Adapted by Anna McQuinn and Illustrated by Sophie Fatus.

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If You’re Happy and You Know It

Traditional Tune
Words Adapted by Anna McQuinn
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, comes with a CD, printed music and pages of interesting facts)
Published by Barefoot Books 

This book comes with a nicely produced and arranged vocal and instrumental track.  My only bugaboo with it is that the interlude between verses is not always consistent.  You’ll need to learn the vocal and where the interludes are more or less time before you can sing along with the instrumental.  The interlude after verse 1, 2, 3 is 4-counts.  The interlude after verse 4 is 8-counts. The interlude after verse 5, 6, 7 is 4-counts.  The interlude after verse 8 is 8-counts.

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=71hqRT9U0wg
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Traditional Tune
Words Adapted by Anna McQuinn
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus
Singable Picture Book Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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Barefoot Books Arrangement ends with a postlude rainbow of HELLO call and repeats in different languages:

Say:
Hello
Konnichiwa (Japanese)
Bonjour (French)
Privyet (Russian)
Ni Hao (Mandarin Chinese)
Kalimera (Greek)
Jambo (Swahili)
Hao (??)
Guten Tag (German)
Namaste (Sanskrit, spoken in India and Nepal)
Selam (Turkish)
Buongiorno (Italian)
Hola (Spanish)
Vaanga (??)

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Other Sweet Illustrations of IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT:

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If You’re Happy and You Know It (Sing-Along Storybook)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Melanie Mitchell

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If You’re Happy and You Know It (Raffi Songs to Read)

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Cyd Moore

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IIf You’re Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands (a Pop-Up Book)
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by David A. Carter

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Delightful Adaptations

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If You’re Hoppy
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by April Pulley Sayre
Illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic
ISBN 987-0-06-156634-9

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If You’re Happy and You Know It, Jungle Edition

Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by James Warhola
Illustrations by James Warhola

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If You’re Angry and You Know It
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Cecily Kaiser
Illustrated by Cary Pillo

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If You’re a Monster and You Know It

Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Rebecca and Ed Emberley
Illustrated by Rebecca and Ed Emberley

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I’m not sure if it qualifies as an adaptation, but the same tune works for THERE’S A SPIDER ON THE FLOOR:

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Spider on the Floor (Raffi Songs to Read)
Words and Music by Bill Russell
Illustrated by True Kelley
Raffi Songs to Read

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The Song Featured in Collections

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If You’re Happy and You Know it (Eighteen Story Songs Set to Pictures by Nicki Weiss)

Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Nicki Weiss

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Addendum, 8/22/2016
IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT (for SBWE)

Having put some time into researching and exploring this song, it has grown on me, especially because it can be surprisingly useful.

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Addendum, 4/27/2017

I just figured out some simple guitar chords in the singable key of D for this little tune:

IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT
Chords by ELEG for SBWE

(First note is an A)

D                                                             A
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)

D
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)

G
If you’re happy and you know it

D
And you really want to show it

A                                                            D
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)

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Related Posts

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MOVEMENTS, FINGER PLAYS AND DANCES (ACTION SONGS)
Get Movin’!  MOVEMENTS, FINGER PLAYS AND DANCES in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/get-movin-movements-finger-plays-and-dances-in-singable-picture-books/

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