Looking for Happy
by Ty Chapman, Illustrated by Keenon Ferrell
Publication Date: May 02, 2023
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Target Age Group: Early Reader
Imprint: Beaming Books
Publisher: 1517 Media
Parent Company: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Every day is different. Some days everything goes right—you’re in the groove and feeling like yourself.
But some days, it’s a lot harder to find happy because everything is just blah. Sometimes everything that should be fun just feels … flat. A young boy is having one of those dreary days, and nothing seems to help. But after trying his grandmother’s way to shake the blues also fails, he discovers that happiness is easiest to find when you’re not looking.
This picture book gently reminds readers that it’s normal to have happy and sad days and normalizes speaking about emotions and seeking help. Heartfelt and hopeful, the story models emotional intelligence and self-awareness for readers of all ages.