Where Happiness Begins by Eva Eland

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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!

"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

EVA ELAND is a Dutch author and illustrator who lives in England. She earned an MA with distinction in children's book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, and has also studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the School of Visual Arts. When Sadness Is at Your Door marked her debut as an author-illustrator to watch. Follow @evaeland on Instagram.

Target Age: 3-7

Random House Books for Young Readers 

Pub Date: August 25, 2020

0.5" H x 9.5" L x 8.7" W

32 pages