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Get Happy

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  75 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Tease less . . . tickle more!
Shout less . . . sing more!
Worry less . . . wonder more!

With a cheerful message about sharing, giving, and being kind to others, Get Happy will show any child how to turn a frown into a giggle, spread the joy around, and live life to the fullest. Perfect for the youngest of readers, it won't be long before everyone knows how to get happy!
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Walker Childrens (first published June 1st 2011)
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Scotlyn Carpenter
I thought this book would be a good one to teach children that happiness is a choice. We all go through rough patches in our life but it is ultimately our choice whether or not we decide to be happy. We can't control how other people act and we can't always control what happens in our life but we can control how we react to these things. One thing that is always constant is our ability to choose how we feel at any time during our lives. It is important to teach kids this principle because it cou ...more
Richie Partington
17 October 2011 GET HAPPY by Malachy Doyle and Caroline Uff, ill., Walker, June 2011, 28p., ISBN: 978-0-8027-2271-3

"Life is very short and there's no time for fussing and fighting my friends"
-- Lennon/McCartney

"Just kicking down the cobblestones
Looking for fun and feeling groovy"
-- Paul Simon

Everything seems pretty darned difficult these days. There is such a terrible schism out in the world with widespread polarization, the economy in tatters, and people actually rooting for the failure of the
I gave this book a 3/5, because I loved getting to read it, and the pictures. It was a really cute "how to" book. I think it would be fun to teach this book to your children or students. They can learn all of the different ways to be happy or show happiness. From this book, you could talk about lots of different emotions. Definitely use this book as a source for your classroom.
Olivia Kirkham
I want this book for my future children! Great and sweet way of teaching children how to behave well and how to spend there time so they can find life to the fullest.
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
Get Happy is a wonderful story that teaches kids how they can be happier by turing their frowns into giggles, squabbling to sharing, shouting to sharing, worrying to wondering and so much. This brightly colored, cutely illustrated book will capture the attention of toddlers and younger children. It's a fabulous teaching tool for parents, teachers and just about anyone who is around younger children. I adore the illustrations and the simple words and highly recommend picking this book up today!
Katieb (MundieMoms)
I really loved the message this book teaches kids they can turn their frowns into smiles, and their tears into giggles. It's a fabulous book to have for preschool aged kids. My full review can be found on MKs
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What do you need to get happy, follow the directions in the book and find out: Sulk less, sparkle more, worry less, wonder more! Written for toddlers- who struggle through the terible twos, but good advice for eveyone. Be fearless, be strong, be happy. Reviewer 15
Two word phrases give kids hints on how to be happier. Each negative phrase saying not to do something is paired with a positive one, such as "Grumble less. Giggle more." Encourages kids to learn to control their negative feelings.
Positive/Negative actions and opposite words are what readers will find in this book. Pictures are big and there are very few words on the page, so younger readers will be able to sit through this story.
nice moral, but the concepts are big for no story with it. Pictures and amount of text make it for a younger crowd, but vocab is for older kids.
Vivian Clarke
Great for young readers! Only having a few words on each page makes it easy and rewarding to the kids!
didn't seem that the kids who the illustrations were intended for could really get the concepts of the txt.
Very short and sweet, comparing positive and negative feelings.
Edward Sullivan
Play the Partridge Family song after reading this one aloud.
Brenna Call
cute story and illustrations; good advice!
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Malachy Doyle is the author of Antonio on the Other Side of the World, Getting Smaller and many other books for children. He lives in Donegal, Ireland.
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