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Read some wonderful remarks about A Bottle of Happiness and our recent event at Tales on Moon Lane, written on Instagram by a mum who attended with her son.

 

“This is my son at @talesonmoonlane yesterday, adding “a police truck made of Lego” to the bottle of happiness, an activity inspired by A Bottle of Happiness by @pippagoodhart, illustrated by @iamehsanabdollahi. The session was run by the book’s publisher, @tiny_owl_publishing, and each child also made their own bottle of happiness to take home, full of sequins and pompoms and their happy things, written or drawn on scraps of paper.

A Bottle of Happiness is an uplifting fable that addresses the question of what brings greater contentment: material wealth, or friendship and community. How do you give happiness to others? Can it be bottled? Is it a commodity you can weigh and compare against the weight of fruit? Goodhart’s story shows us the joy that can be attained through sharing not only worldly goods, but also love, laughter and stories.

Abdollahi’s vibrant watercolour illustrations are gorgeously flamboyant, bursting with intense colours and intricate designs. The angular facets on the women’s voluminous skirts in particular remind me of the patterns in a kalideoscope. His distinctive patchwork style is part Cubism, part steampunk, and well suited to the story’s fairytale feel. This is a lovely book, highly recommended.”

This is my son at @talesonmoonlane yesterday, adding “a police truck made of Lego” to the bottle of happiness, an activity inspired by A Bottle of Happiness by @pippagoodhart, illustrated by @iamehsanabdollahi. The session was run by the book’s publisher, @tiny_owl_publishing, and each child also made their own bottle of happiness to take home, full of sequins and pompoms and their happy things, written or drawn on scraps of paper. . A Bottle of Happiness is an uplifting fable that addresses the question of what brings greater contentment: material wealth, or friendship and community. How do you give happiness to others? Can it be bottled? Is it a commodity you can weigh and compare against the weight of fruit? Goodhart’s story shows us the joy that can be attained through sharing not only worldly goods, but also love, laughter and stories. . Abdollahi’s vibrant watercolour illustrations are gorgeously flamboyant, bursting with intense colours and intricate designs. The angular facets on the women’s voluminous skirts in particular remind me of the patterns in a kalideoscope. His distinctive patchwork style is part Cubism, part steampunk, and well suited to the story’s fairytale feel. This is a lovely book, highly recommended. Swipe to see the book cover.

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