Author(s): BOOKS CAMPBELL
Happy Families is a first look at the places where baby animals live with their parents. From birds in a nest, a joey in a pouch, a calf in a barn to a snail in its shell. The book takes everyday expressions and phrases that a baby hears over and over again, such as Let's go! Wait a minute, Oh dear and Never mind, and matches them with bright, cheerful and endearing animal characters that babies (and their parents) will identify with. Sturdy little tabs along the top and down the side will help baby find their favourite page and encourage interactivity. The illustrations by Goolygooly, a South Korean illustrator, are colourful, contemporary and expressive. Also available in this series: BEST FRIENDS.
Goolygooly, otherwise know as Kim Hyun, is a very talented South Korean illustrator/artist with many books to his name. His child-centred artwork is perfect for Campbell - warm and innocent, with fresh, vibrant colours and hugely likeable characters. He says, "As I work, I try to make my pieces resemble children's drawings as much as I can without contaminating them with adultness."