The Happy Book – Our Review And Giveaway

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My little girl often has difficulty expressing herself. Small children often do find it difficult to understand the never-ending turmoil of all the emotions that they feel. And so when I was sent ‘The Happy Book’ from Welbeck Publishing Group, I was really pleased to have something to sit down and read and discuss with her.

See our review. And read on to find out how you can win a copy of this amazing book for yourself!

#AD – gifted – We received  “The Happy Book”  to review – but all opinions are our own.


The Happy Book – Our Review And Giveaway


The past few months have been stressful for all of us. But I can imagine that they have been so much more stressful to our little ones. Without a doubt, some of our little ones cannot fully process and understand everything that has happened in 2020 so far. 

Indeed, it can be very difficult for some children to fully articulate their emotions. And this is where ‘The Happy Book’ is such a great idea. For example, by sitting down and reading through this book with you child it encourages those discussions about how they are feeling every day.


A Book To Explore Your Emotions


Each page has lovely illustrations going through the major emotions and how they might make you feel. From an angry boiling kettle when you are angry. To the dark and rainy page in the book when being sad is being discussed. ‘The Happy Book’ certainly puts emotions into pictures that even a small child could relate to. 



There are some sections discussing the scientific aspect of emotions. And which hormones and chemicals are being released by your body when you are feeling this way.


Encourages Your Child To Talk About What Is Troubling Them


The pictures illustrate each emotion brilliantly. And there are even some practical solutions as to how to stop feeling in certain ways. Moreover, the book talks about how to recognise certain negative emotions in others, and how to respond and help. 

Furthermore, ‘The Happy Book’ does recognise that it is not possible for us to feel happy all day every day. 

It is such an interesting and useful book when trying to encourage your child to discuss how they are feeling. And in these strange times in which we find ourselves, that can only be a positive. 

Finally, at the end of the book is a list of other helpful resources and online sites for help and advice.


The Authors


This book has been written by Alex Allan and Anne Wilson. And importantly, it has also been developed in conjunction with Sarah Davies, who is a child psychologist.

Elizabeth reading the happy book


We really enjoyed reading the book together. The lovely illustrations and interesting science behind how we feel kept both myself and my daughter interested. And I am sure it will be brought out again and again as my little girl grows. 


Fancy Winning One Of These Books?


Read on as you have a chance of winning one of these books for yourself!

The happy book


It’s Time For A Giveaway!


The lovely people at Welbeck Publishing have offered one of my readers the chance to win one of the books  featured above! To be in with a chance to win, you enter using the form below. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


The competition is open to entrants from the UK only. The winner will be chosen at random after the competition closes – but see the full t&cs below.

Terms and Conditions of Giveaway
  • Giveaway ends at midnight on 17th August 2020 (00:00 on 18/8/20)
  • There is one prize only – which consists of a copy of “The Happy Book” RRP £7.99
  • The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.  
  • This giveaway is limited to UK entrants aged 18 or over. If you enter from out of the UK, your entry will be deleted.
  • By providing your information, you are providing your information to me and me alone. I do not share or sell information. I will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the Winner. And will send the winners details to Welbeck Publishing Group, so that they can send the winning prize.   
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
  • The Winner will be contacted by email within 72 hours of the giveaway ending.
  • If no response is received from the Winner within 72 hours of being contacted, a subsequent Winner may be selected. 
  • Finally, entry to this prize draw confirms that participants have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you have any additional questions, please contact me.

Disclaimer: I received this book for the purposes of this review. But all thoughts and opinions are my own.

See more books at Welbeck Publishing here.

And see some of our other reviews

Finally – Have a child who wants to explore their emotions? See my review of the Colour Monster Board Game – which is a game all about emotions.


72 Replies to “The Happy Book – Our Review And Giveaway”

  1. Susan B says:

    Knowing my family and pets are all well and happy.
    The occasional bottle of Chanel No 5 pure parfum also makes me happy!

  2. peter Nickson says:

    Looks like the perfect book for my son, who doesn’t talk, and therefore it’s hard to understand how he feeling from day to day.

  3. michelle o'neill says:

    long walks with my hubby and dog, quality time

    1. Michelle Smith says:

      Spending time with my granddaughter makes me happy

    1. Pat Healy says:

      Everyone chatting around the table especially when grandchildren are there.

  4. Susan Willshee says:

    It makes me happy when I tidy up a mess, whether it’s in the house or the garden. I like seeing order where there was chaos.

  5. Mummyuk86 says:

    Seeing my boys happy and having fun makes me happy 🙂

  6. Rebecca Beesley says:

    Sunny days! I always seem to feel more positive and happy when the sun is shining!

  7. Jenny McClinton says:

    My daughter, my friend and my family make me happy.

  8. Laura Pritchard says:

    Spending time with my kids & partner…but also getting time by myself without them!

  9. Ellie Spider says:

    cwtching with my cats, skating outdoors and swimming in the sea

  10. Ruth Harwood says:

    A good book, long, absorbing and with a fun and interesting storyline x

  11. Scarlet says:

    I love the idea of the Happy Book. It is so important to be able to understand your feelings and value them. I was raised in a way that made me try to ignore my feelings for logic and it is something I am only now beginning to work though.

  12. Alix Smith says:

    Feeling like i’ve achieved something, whether that’s a tidy house or getting a load of work done.

  13. Jean Cassell says:

    Spending time with my grandchildren makes me happy ( and very tired)

  14. Elaine Kidd says:

    Cuddling up on the sofa with my son watching his latest interest on TV

  15. Katrina Adams says:

    On a hot day, taking off my shoes and socks and dangling my feet in cold water. It doesn’t matter if it’s the paddling pool in the garden, the ocean or a lake…it’s just the best feeling!

  16. Jennifer Rhymer says:

    When my children are playing nicely instead of bickering – that makes my very happy. Tea and cake helps too 🙂

  17. Lucy Wright-Booth says:

    Having nice weather and being able to enjoy the beach with the family!

  18. Charlotte C says:

    My two daughters, them running to give me a hug is the best feeling.

  19. Karen Usher says:

    Having no work, house is clean, children are happy and a good old takeaway!

  20. Christopher Read says:

    Spending time with family, reading and sleeping 🙂 Thanks for running this giveaway

  21. Kim M says:

    Spending time in the garden and watching the wildlife x

  22. Adrian Bold says:

    Music makes me happy and always lifts my spirits when I’m down.

  23. Kate Davies says:

    My family make me happy including the fluffy members.

  24. Laura Napier says:

    so clichè but my family! Always driving me batty but they keep me grounded.

  25. Lia Burns says:

    That feeling you get when your child learns something new!

  26. Pauline Burroughs says:

    Being with my children and grandchildren always makes me happy

  27. Kate Linnell says:

    Having my loved ones around me and making memories together.

  28. Tracy Barber says:

    My family most of the time and my pets all of the time

  29. Victoria Jardine says:

    Sunny days, flowers and spending time with loved ones

  30. ANNE JENKINS says:

    My Family and friends. I am meeting 2 new family members on Saturday, my newly adopted little Nephew and Niece. Little brother and sister


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