Discover the Many Ways to Find Happy
From the beloved, bestselling creator of The Dot, The Word Collector, and I Am Human. Picture book and creativity guru Peter H. Reynolds's inspirational book is a wonderful gift for graduations, new babies, milestone moments, and any happy occasion throughout the year.
Discover a universally poignant celebration of the colorful spectrum of what it means to dream and the many ways to find happy. In Peter's signature voice and style, this empowering picture book reminds children of how much their dreams matter, and while life will have ups and downs, he enlists readers to stay true to who they are, to tap into their most creative inner selves, and to never ever forget to dream big!
Age recommendation: 3 and up
Praise for Happy Dreamer
"Empowering. . . As an exploration of emotions, impulses, and creativity, the book would help children identify why they feel the way they do, and help others understand why people may respond to events differently." -- Booklist
"Like a roller-coaster ride, Reynolds' text and illustrations capture the energetic side of creativity and the gloom of cleaning up the messes that come with it while providing a wide vocabulary to describe emotional brilliance and resilience . . . A sweet gift to praise spirited individuality, this choice encourages readers to dream big." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Reynolds returns to familiar inspirational territory as he celebrates individuality, self-expression, and the joys of being a dreamer...
He offers a liberating validation of dreaming as restorative, comforting, and powerful, while giving kids full license to be themselves."-- Publishers Weekly
"Celebratory...The digital illustrations feature loose linework and soft, swirling pastels. As in many of Reynolds's books, the text is hand lettered....A lovely graduation gift."-- School Library Journal
"Delightful...Unraveling messy thought processes enthusiastically, Reynolds' prose soars. Even the end papers, like pint-size graffiti, have colorful affirmations that children will enjoy decoding . . . Out-of-the-box thinkers will know they are not alone and all will be inspired to become unique 'dreamers maximus.'"-- School Library Connection