The feeling that life cannot get better than it is at this moment.

Alicia’s happy day

Meg Starr
Ej St

Alicia receives greetings from her Hispanic neighborhood as she walks to her birthday party.

Augustus and his smile

Catherine Rayner
Ej Ra

After searching mountains, forests, oceans, and deserts to find his smile, Augustus the tiger finds it when he looks in a puddle, and realizes that "happiness is everywhere around him."

If you’re happy and you know it

Laura Freeman-Hines
Ej Fre

Presents the popular song that encourages everyone to express their happiness through voice and movement. End notes list the benefits of children's poems and songs.

The secret of saying thanks

Douglas Wood
Ej Wo

While learning the secret to a good life, a child says thank you for the natural world and for being loved, because a grateful heart is always happy.

Think happy!

Nancy Carlson
Ej Car

Various animals illustrate the importance of keeping a positive outlook.

The wonderful happens

Cynthia Rylant
Ej Ry

Describes some of the things that bring happiness and awe into our lives, including a baby bird, fresh-baked bread, snow, clocks, the moon, and more.