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What Makes Me Happy

Illustrated by Chester Bentley
Published by Little Genius Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

An inspiring board book about what makes us truly happy. 

Follow along as woodland creatures take turns answering the question, “What makes me happy?”, while providing a gentle message for people of all ages that lasting happiness depends a lot more on who you are and what you believe in than what you have. From sharing (squirrels sharing an acorn) and exercising (a rabbit leaping over a log) to trying new things (an owl learning to fly) and enjoying our differences (a mouse and bear play hide-and-seek), happiness is always within our grasp. And this lovingly illustrated book for young children introduces the basic concepts of true happiness simply, poetically, and with care. It’s a book children and their families will treasure.

Toni Armier is a full-time freelance writer who loves to tell fun stories using rhyme. The author of several books for young children, including Mommy Loves Me 1, 2, 3; It’s Bath Time!; and Hello, Hometown Heroes, Toni is happiest when spending time with family and her dog, Rooster, who thinks he’s a movie star.