An illustrated picture book that teaches the best way to be happy is to embrace the circumstances we find ourselves in each day
Happy Right Now brings a much-needed message to kids: it's great to feel happy, but it's okay to feel sad sometimes too.
Dealing with emotions can be hard. Children experience the same range of strong feelings as adults, but often don't have the tools to deal with them. For children ages 4 to 8, Happy Right Now teaches emotional intelligence with fun, relatable imagery and clever rhymes.
Award-winning author Julie Berry brings a playful bounce to the important lesson that kids don't need to wait for fantastic gifts, school vacations, or sunny days to find joy in the moment. And even if they can't find a way to choose happiness--if the blues are just too strong--Berry provides a series of quick practices to help young readers move through their sadness.
Smartly illustrated by Holly Hatam, Happy Right Now is perfect for children, parents, and caregivers who want to learn how to navigate difficult emotions and embrace the bright side of any situation, rain or shine.
Julie Berry has written many books for children, including her latest Cranky Right Now, as well as The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place and The Emperor's Ostrich. Her novel Lovely War was a New York Times bestseller, and The Passion of Dolssa was a Printz Honor book. Julie is happiest when her family piles onto the couch to watch classic movies together, her piano playing doesn't sound too terrible, and she manages to get to yoga class. She lives in Southern California.
Holly Hatam is a picture book maker, greeting card designer, textile engineer, and the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dear Girl and Dear Boy. Holly is happiest when she's snuggling up with her husband and son, hugging trees, and escaping into piles and piles of books. She lives in Whitby, Ontario.
Target Age: 4-8