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Grow Happy

Jon Lasser, Sage Foster-Lasser, Christopher Lyles (Illustrator)


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GROW READERS with the acclaimed Grow series of books Grow Kind, Grow Grateful, and Grow Happy.

Grow Happy is a great read alongside The Curious Garden by Peter Brown, Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal, A Perfect Day for Digging by Cari Best and Christine Davenier, Worm Weather by Jean Taft, Matt Hunt, The Bad Seed by Jory John and Pete Oswald, and The Night Gardener by Terry Fan and Eric Fan.

My name is Kiko.
I'm a gardener.
I grow happy.
Let me show you how.

Kiko is a gardener. She takes care of her garden with seeds, soil, water, and sunshine. In Grow Happy, Kiko also demonstrates how she cultivates happiness, just like she does in her garden. Using positive psychology and choice theory, this book shows children that they have the tools to nurture their own happiness and live resiliently. Just as Kiko possesses the resources needed--seeds, soil, water--to build a thriving garden, she also has the tools to nurture her own happiness--including social support, choices, and problem-solving skills.

Grounded in principles of positive psychology and choice theory, Grow Happy helps kids understand that they play an important role in cultivating their own happiness using resources at their disposal. Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with information on how our choices and paying attention to our bodies and feelings affects happiness.

Magination Press, 9781433823312, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2017