The Happy Book

The Happy Book❰Download❯ ➸ The Happy Book Author Andy Rash – Heartforum.co.uk From the creator of ARCHIE THE DAREDEVIL PENGUIN comes the unique story of two friends who can t escape all the feelsCamper is happy as a clam and Clam is a happy camper When you live in The Happy Boo From the creator of ARCHIE THE DAREDEVIL PENGUIN comes the unique story of The Happy eBook à two friends who can t escape all the feelsCamper is happy as a clam and Clam is a happy camper When you live in The Happy Book, the world is full of daisies and sunshine and friendship cakes until your best friend eats the whole cake and doesn t save you one bite Moving from happiness to sadness and everything in between, Camper and Clam have a hard time finding their way back to happy But maybe happy isn t the goal being a good friend is about supporting each other and feeling all the feels togetherAt once funny and thoughtful, The Happy Book supports social emotional learning It s a book to keep young readers company no matter how they re feeling.

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    The Happy Book eBook ✓ The Happy eBook à world is full of daisies and sunshine and friendship cakes until your best friend eats the whole cake and doesn t save you one bite Moving from happiness to sadness and everything in between, Camper and Clam have a hard time finding their way back to happy But maybe happy isn t the goal being a good friend is about supporting each other and feeling all the feels togetherAt once funny and thoughtful, The Happy Book supports social emotional learning It s a book to keep young readers company no matter how they re feeling."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • The Happy Book
  • Andy Rash
  • 20 July 2017
  • 0451471253

10 thoughts on “The Happy Book

  1. Calista says:

    I started out reading this and I thought I was immediately going to hate it I didn t like the art at first and it was mono feeling Then, Happy turned into Sad He has a character to represent each feeling and a color as well The boy and a clam start out in happy land The clam makes a cake for the boy and the boy eats the whole cake leaving none for the clam so the clam gets sad It s such a surprise to go from the Happy to the sad.I thought this book was so clever and once I saw the transiti I started out reading this and I thought I was immediately going to hate it I didn t like the art at first and it was mono feeling Then, Happy turned into Sad He has a character to represent each feeling and a color as well The boy and a clam start out in happy land The clam makes a cake for the boy and the boy eats the whole cake leaving none for the clam so the clam gets sad It s such a surprise to go from the Happy to the sad.I thought this book was so clever and once I saw the transition, I was captivated and bought into the story There are also some wonderful puns and phrases that tickled me The end is lovely It s not overly sweet and it did touch my heart a little, just a little Yeah to being a whole person I love that switch from thinking I hated this book, to being surprised completely by the book and then appreciating the book The nephew thought this was pretty cool He could relate to the boy in Happy land and the boy in Angry land He thought the clam was funny too A cat also shows up and he likes cats He gave this 4 stars HIs sister did not read this story

  2. Betsy says:

    So much of picture book writing consists of rehashing old concepts When your audience consists almost entirely of small, new people, necessity dictates that you will have to present familiar ideas to them in a host of different ways Consider your average preschool teachers Not only do they have to keep their charges fed, napped, and relatively clean, but they also have to instruct them on the basics Shapes and colors Numbers and letters And then there are thoseintangible concepts lik So much of picture book writing consists of rehashing old concepts When your audience consists almost entirely of small, new people, necessity dictates that you will have to present familiar ideas to them in a host of different ways Consider your average preschool teachers Not only do they have to keep their charges fed, napped, and relatively clean, but they also have to instruct them on the basics Shapes and colors Numbers and letters And then there are thoseintangible concepts like emotions Think about it this way you have to ascribe words to deeply personal feelings A child crying feels like they re the only person in the world who has ever felt that way How weird is it that you can put a name to that emotion And yet every year, time after time, new books about emotions come out Now I know that there s a whole swath of teachers out there that automatically reach for Aliki s Feelings, but here s the advantage of looking beyond the classics Turns out, 21st century picture books have an awful lot to offer And sometimes, if you re very lucky and the stars align and the heavens sing a high C at precisely the right moment, you ll get a book about emotions that s so good it moves beyond the usual concept book fare Good old, Andy Rash I always knew he had a book like The Happy Book in him All it took was a swath of inspiration and maybe a bit of collaboration with his son Joe to give us the feelings books we never knew we needed and now cannot live without.Two best buddies are having a high old time Happy Camper and his pal happy as a Clam are friends to the end But when Camper devours Clam s friendship cake without sharing so much as a bite, the book begins to swerve in a different direction Camper notices a mysterious door which, when opened, turns out to be an entrance to The Sad Book There he finds Clam with a teary eyed trombone Bwah bwah upset about the cake situation Peeved, Camper makes his own way to The Angry Book accompanied by what else a wet hen Ultimately the two fear for their friendship and end up in The Scared Book resident one cat , where they talk it out So do they return to The Happy Book at the end It s a bitcomplicated than that Better to end at The Feelings Book Sayonara, unrealistic expectations of perpetual joy The key to any good funny picture book isn t that dissimilar to the key to good writing in general Basically, you have to upset expectations So you tell kids you re going to read them The Happy Book conveniently forgetting to mention the subtitle and other feelings in the process The cover is rife with good cheery vibes The story itself is such a golly gosh gee willikers bundle of joy that you ll have little trouble believing that them s all he wrote It was an honest surprise to me when the clam disappeared behind that mysterious door and the storyline went in an entirely different direction Then there are the jokes Parents, I have found, have low expectations for picture books so if you work in at least one really good knee slapper early on, they re yours for life For me, it happened early on when the Happy Camper does a little dance while saying Nothing beats being happy with my best friend Look at how Rash has positioned him He s twisting his upper half to the left while simultaneously kicking what appears to be his left leg far to the right And this little dance makes me giggle every single time I see it I should expect it, but somehow I never do For other adults it might be the Sad Trombone or the moment the Wet Hen finally lays her egg, but odds are there will be at least one joke for everyone in the family to enjoy at some point during the read Because, when all is said and done, there is nothing funnier than a cat covered in spiders Funny is one thing, but how do you write a book about emotions that actually has something to say to kids Sure, it s fun to see two characters wander through various landscapes of color, but on another level Rash is making some pretty cognizant observations about friendship When kids read this book they ll be in the early stages of navigating their own social interactions And boy, let me tell you, nothing brings emotions to the surface quite as quickly as small children dealing with other small children The Happy Camper is happy but truly self absorbed in the same way that many kids are self absorbed He can t understand why eating the clam s cake was a problem He can t understand why anyone would want to spend any time at all being sad But perpetually, throughout the book, you notice that Camper and Clam talk to one another about how they re feeling It s not enough to just feel these feelings singly, or even to observe them in others Rash is making a case for why sharing your feelings, open and honestly, leads to better conversations, and a better friendship Back when Andy Rash wrote, Archie the Daredevil Penguin there was something about the guy s style I dug It s hard to put my finger down on precisely what that was, though It was a little cartoony, sure, but it also had this flair to it I see that flair yet again with this book First off, check out the man s color scheme Yellow, blue, red, and green, bright as all get out When the Happy Camper turns the page and discovers The Sad Book on the other side, Rash just floods you with as much blue as he did initially with yellow The effect is immediate and almost emotional I m fairly certain that page turn wouldn t have worked half as well as it did had he opted to follow up yellow with green or red Then the characters themselves just pop If you re going to do a book about feelings, you have to be unafraid to have characters that can show em off to their best advantage Show me anger Show me misery If you can do that, you re in the clear.For librarians and teachers, however, there is one overriding question How well does this book read out loud to large groups I mean, I read it to my seven and four year old and they got a kick out of it, but it s a whole other ballgame when you find yourself facing down a room full of squirmy preschoolers Fortunately, that s why I have the supreme advantage of tapping my talented co workers for info The results I am happy to report, that when one of my fellow librarians performed this book for a storytime it worked like gangbusters How could it not Note, the fine use of primary colors the better to see the book across a room placed inside of thick black lines Note too the inclusion of jokes that grown ups will get At one point during his read, my co worker got to the Sad Trombone and gave a morose Bwah bwah Instantly the parents burst out laughing and the kids, who initially regarded them with quizzical looks, soon joined in Finally, note how you never really know where the book is going to go from one page turn to the next Kids will sit, rapt, unable to tear themselves away Rash never makes the reader do too many different voices put another way, he never Harry Potters you, if you know what I mean and the ending is stand up and cheer happy Just don t be surprised if you get some cries to read it again, again, again Other picture books that discuss emotions go through the process like they re ticking boxes off Happy Check Sad Check Angry Check and check What makes The Happy Book different is that it shows that these emotions don t exist in a vacuum and talking about them can be a way of dealing with issues that might otherwise be repressed When an adult picks up a book of emotions, they expect the rote listing They may not expect a smart encapsulation of how feelings and friendship are so intertwined that separating them can be difficult On top of that, you have hilarious writing and art that has the dual advantage of appealing to kids near and far You have other books about emotions that you love, I have no doubt, but seriously consider supplementing them with Rash s latest A loving little book unafraid to be happy, sad, angry, scared, and supremely good.For ages 3 7

  3. orangerful says:

    Cute book about all the feelings and emotions that everyone experiences, emphasizing that they are not good or bad, just feelings Really cute Definitely meant for the older picture book fan Great discussion book for kids though I especially like how the angry hen focused her anger to fix the bike that she broke, but whatever and how the scared cat makes sure she has a helmet It shows how feelings like this can be useful.

  4. Cassie says:

    Oh my goodness This is the best book about feelings I ve ever read So often they re just weird but this one is perfect and makes the range of the emotions we feel both totally ok and laugh out loud hilarious I loved it Therapists could keep this one on their shelves to use with all ages Hooray for feelings

  5. Morgan says:

    SO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK OF FEELINGS that caps were necessary.

  6. Shannon says:

    I actually lol d at this Loved the way it was set up.

  7. Shiloah says:

    This was a great dad read aloud book.

  8. Kimberly says:

    Really probably 3ish stars but the illustrations made me laugh out loud in a couple of places The cat with the box of spiders hahahaha.

  9. Rhea says:

    This book is truly great for kids and their emotions and for them to better understand how different emotions can co exist.

  10. Michelle (FabBookReviews) says:

    Andy Rash s The Happy Book is a real gem of a picture book Are you familiar with expressions such as happy camper, scaredy cat, or sad trombone Well, get ready to meet pitch perfect, on the nose, laugh out loud depictions of all sorts of feelings Camper and Clam are having a pretty awesome time together in the Happy Book the sun is shining, yellow birds are chirping, a friendship cake is bakedand then Clam discovers Camper has eaten all of the friendship cake Camper spies an open doo Andy Rash s The Happy Book is a real gem of a picture book Are you familiar with expressions such as happy camper, scaredy cat, or sad trombone Well, get ready to meet pitch perfect, on the nose, laugh out loud depictions of all sorts of feelings Camper and Clam are having a pretty awesome time together in the Happy Book the sun is shining, yellow birds are chirping, a friendship cake is bakedand then Clam discovers Camper has eaten all of the friendship cake Camper spies an open door on a following page that leads to the Sad Book, where Clam and weepy eyed Trombone are hanging out in the blue Misadventures and changing feelings lead the cast of characters through the Angry Book, the Scared Book, and finally on to the Feelings Book, for a cool and thoughtful party and conclusion The Happy Book is a super appealing read due to Rash s vivacious and colourful illustrations in tandem with a sincerely clever, funny and punny , and reflective story Readers who have explored titles such as The Feelings Book, Theo s Mood, Mouse Was Mad, Happy Hippo, Angry Duck, and or those who are interested in trying a new picture book on the subject of social emotional learning or who might just want a very funny and illuminating read , The Happy Book is a terrific pick.I received a copy of this title courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review All opinions and comments are my own

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