Think Happy!

From the Series Nancy Carlson Picture Books

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Feeling sad? Think happy! You can cheer yourself up in lots of ways. Try being friendly to someone in need of a friend. Do something you think is fun, like riding a bike or putting on a show. And keep thinking happy thoughts. Even when you don’t feel lovable, remember that you are loved by many people. When you think happy, anything can happen!

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2009
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2013-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039050, JUV039140, JUV015010
Dewey 646.7083
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 480
Guided Reading Level J
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author, Illustrator: Nancy Carlson

Nancy Carlson is the author and illustrator of over 60 picture books including bestseller I Like Me! Nancy graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. When Nancy is not drawing pictures and writing stories you can find her hiking, biking, or playing golf!



“Carlson teaches lessons about positive thinking with humor as she shows Frog exuberant with the crowd (‘Throw a party’) and calmly spending time alone biking and practicing yoga. The bright color pictures show the animals daring to be different (wearing flashy socks, for example), and reaching out to make others happy, being the first ones to say hi to the new kid. Young children will recognize the simple scenarios and the full range of feelings.”

The Horn Book Guide

“This well-meaning book, illustrated with Carlson’s signature animals and bright colors and patterns, may prove useful to readers seeking emotional guidance.”
The Horn Book Guide