Written by John Seven
illustrated by Jana Christy
Published by Manic D Press
"Basically this is a John Waters film made kid-friendly and picture book accessible ... From Portland to Williamsburg you’re bound to find folks loving the Happy Punks 1 2 3 vibe. It’s relentlessly cheery and the kind of book that makes you feel good after you finish it. World of counting books? Prepare to meet the latest, greatest addition to your fold."
- School Library Journal
"Promoting numeracy and joie de vivre in equal measure ... Just the ticket for young punkers who sneer at counting, say, sheep."
- Kirkus Reviews
"John and Jana ... understand the link between traditionally antisocial impulses and fun ... Little rebels—and parents hoping to encourage individualism—will love this one."
"These fun-loving kids embody what it means to be young, be yourself, and live out loud." - Horn Book
"A charming story about friends getting together for a night of music and dancing ... for me, now living in suburbia, the colorful illustrations give my posse a great way to talk about looking different, being unique, and not blending in with everyone else. And why we should play The Ramones in the morning."
- Cool Mom Picks
"To call Happy Punks 123 'adorable' would be an understatement. It tells us 'Welcome to Planet Earth!' and 'Here's some cool stuff you could do in life!'" - Teresa Taylor, Butthole Surfers