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Where Happiness Begins

Written by Eva Eland

Illustrated by Eva Eland

Part of the Big Emotions Series

Early Years Family / Home Stories

LoveReading View on Where Happiness Begins

A stunning picture book dealing with big emotions for little people

Selected for The Book Box by LoveReading4Kids

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.

Tricia Adams

Where Happiness Begins Synopsis

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?

Where Happiness Begins Press Reviews

A gorgeous joy-filled book... the illustrations are exquisite, conveying a wonderful message that Happiness, in the end, begins with you. - Angels & Urchins

Gentle yet profound... so much is 'said' through the carefully designed images. An outstanding book about big emotions. -- Sarah Webb - Irish Independent

[Where Happiness Begins] will encourage empathy as children start to understand their own and the emotions of others. -- Tricia Adams - LoveReading4Kids

A life-affirming read. - Little London

Outstanding. . . full of emotion -- Emma Suffield - Little Blog of Library Treasures

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783448562
Publication date: 4th February 2021
Author: Eva Eland
Illustrator: Eva Eland
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years
Topics: Family / Home Stories, Self-Awareness / Self-Esteem

About Eva Eland

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: Signefotar

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