Happy right now

by Berry, Julie, 1974-

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB BERRY Julie
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB BERRY Julie
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E BERRY
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
Call Number  J E BERRY
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea BERRY
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea BERRY
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j BER
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Easys
Call Number  E j BER
Springdale Free Public Library Children's Picture Books CF BERR
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  CF BERR
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "With vibrant, cartoonish illustrations and lilting text, a young girl finds the value of perspective in various situations many readers might recognize. "I'll be happy when I get a puppy, a unicorn, an ice cream sundae, and a castle with a friendly dragon" appears above the girl, atop a throne in a fanciful room. But a page-turn reveals an alternative: "Or I can be happy right now," she says, as she sits in her normal bedroom, petting a cat with a toy unicorn nearby. The expressive, brown-skinned, fluffy-pigtailed girl goes through a variety of similar comparisons, but "What about when 'happy right now' is a no-can-do? . . . and feeling my feelings is all I can do?" Then, she models taking deep breaths and thinking about upbeat moments, providing a reassuring reminder that sad or challenging times won't last. While somewhat lengthy, this offers an appreciably validating, supportive approach to acknowledging the diverse feelings kids may have, as well as suggestions for methods to positively reframe them and encourage mindfulness and an optimistic outlook."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Happiness in children -- Juvenile literature.
Happiness -- Juvenile literature.
Picture books for children.
Picture books.
Publisher Boulder, CO :2019
Contributors Hatam, Holly, illustrator.
Audience Ages 4-8.
Language English
Description 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781683643524
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