Happy Right Now (Signed Copy)
I'll be happy when
I get a puppy,
an ice-cream sundae,
and a castle, with a friendly dragon.
Or, I can be happy right now.
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 about 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 for readers to understand and move through their sadness.
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.
Nielsen's always first-rate historical fiction, this one about the early 20th century Lithuanian struggle against the Cossack occupation and censorship of Lithuanian culture, traditions and banning of books, hums along at a pace which will endear action/adventure fans into turning pages. Some scary situations -- beatings, villages set on fire and constant surveillance -- make the book a better fit for at least ages 9 and up. - Review by Maureen