From the creator of ARCHIE THE DAREDEVIL PENGUIN comes the unique story of two friends who can't escape all the feels.
Camper is happy as a clam and Clam is a happy camper. When you live in The Happy Book, the world is full of daisies and sunshine and friendship cakes . . . until your best friend eats the whole cake and doesn't save you one bite. Moving from happiness to sadness and everything in between, Camper and Clam have a hard time finding their way back to happy. But maybe happy isn't the goal--being a good friend is about supporting each other and feeling all the feels together.
At once funny and thoughtful, The Happy Book supports social-emotional learning. It's a book to keep young readers company no matter how they're feeling!
Rash presents a story about the interconnectivity of emotions, presenting each as a distinct realm dominated by a moody primary color. When a yellow-haired "happy Camper," dressed in a scout uniform, eats the entire friendship cake made by best friend Clam, the mollusk woefully rushes through a panel in the bright and sunny "Happy Book" to the inky blue "Sad Book." There, Clam meets bulgy-eyed sad Trombone ("Bwah-bwah"), picked last for a jazz band. When Camper arrives, misunderstandings and bad feelings lead the characters to the "Angry Book," where a pugnacious red bird resides, and then to the "Scared Book." Finally, Camper and Clam arrive in the "Feelings Book," where all of the emotions coexist. Rash's bright, kinetic art captures the intensity of feelings, while the mood-fluctuating characters demonstrate emotions' ephemerality. Ages 3 7. \n