Happy Bear is sad. The animals want to know: what’s the matter, Happy Bear? And more importantly, how can they make him happy again.
Exciting paper technology meets playful storytelling in this stunning board book that’s sure to captivate younger children. It encourages children to get involved in the animal characters and situations they’re in, while offering satisfying twists at the end. Simply by turning the page, the Venetian movement causes the animals’ expressions to change from sad to happy, tearful to joy, sleeping to wakefulness. The effect is both fun and exciting, and an effective way of both enhancing storytelling and learning about different facial expressions and the emotions they convey.
Matthew Morgan is a children’s author and editor who lives in London with his wife, three children and dog, Dotty. He loves making books that are fun, and that open a child’s imagination to the world around them.
Carles Ballesteros was born in Badalona, near Barcelona, in 1977. He now lives in Santiago de Chile and has lived there since 2011, where he teaches illustration classes at the local University and works as an illustrator for various publishers. Carles uses a mixture of traditional drawing skills with digital techniques to create his work.