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

Happy Punks 123