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Happy Right Now


Happy Right Now

by Julie Berry

illustrated by Holly Hatam

Published by Sounds True

Release date: October 29, 2019

ISBN: 978-1683643524

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It’s okay to be happy, sad, and everything in between—as kids will discover through this helpful book on understanding your emotions and choosing happiness when you can.
I’ll be happy when 
I get a puppy,
                        a unicorn,
                                    an ice-cream sundae,
                                                and a castle, with a friendly dragon. 
Or, I can be happy right now.


  • "An excellent picture book on emotional intelligence that is perfect for one-on-one sharing." - School Library Journal

  • "[A] feel-good story with an important message for everyone who might be waiting for the rain to clear." - Foreword Reviews


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.

Watch: Happy Right Now visits a kids' yoga class.
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