Multiethnic babies smile from every page of this bilingual board book, which seeks to illustrate happiness. An emotion can be a tricky thing to define, but this book manages it by drawing attention to behaviors commonly associated with this feeling. The layout is clean and inviting, featuring a close-up photo of one child per page, placed against a white backdrop. Simple, colorful text runs along the top and bottom of the pages, with English words printed in red and Spanish in blue. Starting a prompt, "When I am happy," the book offers cheerful possibilities, such as "I am silly / soy bobo." Gleeful babies are shown smiling, clapping, laughing, and squealing, and it's likely youngsters perusing the book's pages will mirror many of these joyful expressions.
- Julia Smith, Booklist August 2017