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A stunning picture book dealing with big emotions for little people
Eva Eland has a way with pictures and words that, although deceptively simple, actually deals with the big matters of life in a very accessible and encouraging way. Her previous book When Sadness Comes to Call gained many outstandingly positive reviews and this follow up book on happiness is going to get the same response.
Very expressive, clear illustrations in mainly blues and a wonderful fluorescent pink make this a happy experience to read. Eland looks at the ways we may chase happiness or happiness may just creep up on us but finishes with the phrase ‘Happiness begins with you.’
Definitely a book for classrooms, libraries and PHSE lessons – it will encourage empathy as children start to understand their own and the emotions of others, as well as being a satisfying book to read.
Are you looking for happiness? Sometimes it can feel really far away, and sometimes you might have so much you can't help but share. You can try to chase it, control it or capture it, but even if it seems like it's gone for a while, you'll know it's never far away...
This is the second of Eva Eland's picture books that helps little ones deal with big emotions. Start on your journey with happiness... who knows where it could take you?
Praise for When Sadness Comes to Call:
“Gentle and profound...a poignant look at a difficult emotion.” The Bookseller
“Sensitively explores the emotion of sadness, and the importance of accepting it.” Empathylab
“A contemplative and ultimately uplifting tale, which will be a welcome addition to any home or school bookshelf.” Booktrust
|Publication date:||5th March 2020|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Year Groups:||Early Years, Key Stage 1|
|Topics:||Family / Home Stories, Personal Social Health Economic , Self-Awareness / Self-Esteem|
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 in New York. When Sadness Comes to Call is her first picture book. Eva grew up in Delft, Netherlands, and now lives in Cambridge with her fiance. Follow Eva Eland on Instagram. Photo credit: SignefotarMore About Eva Eland