Fiction Books Where Happiness Begins (20)

Where Happiness Begins (20)

Where Happiness Begins (20)
Item No. 1564
ISBN-13 978-0-5931-2770-4
Format Hardcover
Subject Fiction Picture Book Happiness Reassurance Happy Feelings Emotions Mental Health
# of Pages 32
Size 8 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Author Eland, Eva
Reading Interest PreK,K,1,2,3
Series Singles and Picture Books
Publisher Penguin Random House LLC
Date Published 2020
Reviews / Awards Noted YES


“A playful, poignant, and wonderfully reassuring book for children as they encounter emotional hills and valleys.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“For those seeking titles that support social emotional learning, this is a gentle reminder of where happiness begins.” —School Library Journal

This follow-up to When Sadness Is at Your Door suggests that happiness can always be found by looking within.

This helpful picture book is a great introduction to mindfulness and emotional literacy. A spare text and simple illustrations encourage readers to find happiness even if it feels far away. The book gives it a shape, turning this elusive emotion into something real while acknowledging that you can’t be happy all the time. The thoughtful text reassures readers that when happiness is hard to find, they can look for it in many places. Sharing something with a friend or reaching out to someone who needs it can lead to happiness. Recognize and treasure it when you experience it, knowing that happiness begins with you. Perfect for kids and for adult readers tackling these feelings themselves!