Happy Sad

Pippa Goodhart


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Little Door Books
6 June 2022
ISBN: 9781916205420
28 pages

From the publisher

Award-winning author Pippa Goodhart and illustrator Augusta Kirkwood have come together again, after their wonderful 2019 collaboration Daddy Frog and the Moon , to create this beautiful picture book about empathy and love. In a time when themes of friendship, love, family and loss are a focus of conversation, this gentle story with its fabulous illustrations will help parents and children come together to uncover the meaning of empathy. Can you be happy and sad at the same time? When Toby finds a mermaid stranded in a rock pool on the beach he takes her home and tries to cheer her up with songs, stories and a paddling pool full of bubbles. For a while Toby and the mermaid have fun but the more the mermaid sees the love Toby and his family have for each other the more she misses her own family and home. A story about feelings, love, happiness and letting go.