My Heart Fills with Happiness

Monique Gray Smith (Author) Julie Flett (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$10.95  $10.07
Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Publish Date
March 01, 2016
Pages
24
Dimensions
6.9 X 6.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Board Books
EAN/UPC
9781459809574

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About the Author

Monique Gray Smith is a mixed-heritage woman of Cree, Lakota and Scottish ancestry and a proud mom of twins. Monique is an accomplished consultant, writer and international speaker. Her first novel, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience, won the 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Mรฉtis and Inuit Literature. Monique and her family are blessed to live on Lekwungen territory in Victoria, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.littledrum.com.
Julie Flett studied fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. She won the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature for her work on When We Were Alone by David Robertson, and her book Birdsong won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award. She is the three-time recipient of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Award for Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet, Dolphin SOS and My Heart Fills With Happiness. Julie is Cree and Mรฉtis and lives in Vancouver.

Reviews

"A board book that leaves you feeling cheerful and appreciative of those small moments in life that bring one joy. Recommended."--CM Magazine
"A celebration of aboriginal culture...but also universal in its message: sometimes it's the simplest things that lift our spirits highest...[The book] is beautiful in both its appearance and its intention."--Quill & Quire
"A comforting board book offers young children the opportunity for reflection, and for affirmation, too. Moments of happiness tucked into each and every day celebrated here include time with family, self-expression, and the natural world."--Cooperative Children's Book Center
"[A] light, warm and utterly charming book...Highly recommended for families, parents of young children to share with them and to begin conversation and sharing about emotions."--Resource Links
"An excellent board book for every baby Canadian."--The Toronto Star
"Specific visuals ground this sweet celebration of simple pleasures."--Kirkus Reviews
"It is a fantastic toddler book that celebrates family and heritage and would be valuable in any collection, especially those of First Nations heritage."--Raising Mom blog
โ˜… "A quiet loveliness, sense of gratitude, and--yes--happiness emanate from this tender celebration of simple pleasures, which features a cast of First Nations children and adults...Short, first-person phrases...revel in both solitary and familial activities...Flett's (Little You) crisp-edged paintings blend universal and culturally specific experiences."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
โ˜… "Joyful and tender, this board book celebrates the activities that bring gladness through family and cultural connections...Flett's quietly powerful gouache and digital collage illustrations emphasize the relationships between people...The sweet family story has universal appeal. A first purchase for all libraries."--School Library Journal, starred review