My Heart Fills with Happiness

My Heart Fills with Happiness The sun on your face The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven Holding the hand of someone you love What fills your heart with happiness This beautiful board book with illustrations from celebrate

The sun on your face The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven Holding the hand of someone you love What fills your heart with happiness This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy International speaker and awarThe sun on your face The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven Holding the hand of someone you love What fills your heart with happiness This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy International speaker and award winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote My Heart Fills with Happiness to support the wellness of Indigenous children and families, and to encourage young children to reflect on what makes them happy.

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My Heart Fills with Happiness

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  1. My Heart Fills With Happiness is a warm and cozy board book that evokes happy memories and encourages the readers to appreciate the little joys in life, such as see ing the face or hold ing the hand of someone you love, feel ing the sun dancing on your cheeks, or walk ing barefoot on the grass Julie Flett s signature bold illustrations, which depict loving Native American families, are cheerful and comforting, further filling the readers hearts with warm feelings However, I had to look up what b [...]


  2. absolutely beautiful and charming little board book about knowing what makes you happy and appreciating it The pictures are already charming, but then I realized that they were all representing native children of the American Northwest, and that made me happy a beautiful way to ensure your children are seeing a diverse representation of people in their books, without it being an issues book Highly recommended to those reading to children in this reading age group.


  3. Gorgeous Sure to be effective Assuming I didn t read a defective copy or the board book is different I appreciate the repetition of the penultimate page, in which the reader is asked to check in with her own heart The words are almost unnecessary, as the pictures are so graceful and warm I love that it depicts Native families but is universal in appeal Highly recommended to families with tots, to shelters and counselors, to everyone.


  4. This is a beautiful book filled with many moments of joy It would be a perfect way to have a conversation about the things that make us happy or the things we are thankful for in our lives Otherwise, it s simply a warm book to share with children.


  5. Julie Flett is a Cree Metis Canadian author and illustrator Monique Gray Smith writes the graceful text here But it s Flett s images of a Native family and culture that steal the show A wonderful book to read and sign with young children Perfect happiness.






  6. Similar in tone as Richard Van Camp s Little You also illustrated by Julie Flett , this is a sweet message book depicting Indigenous children and families.




  7. This is such a sweet board book, and it s even illustrated by one of my favorite illustrators This is a great book for children to have, and I d argue that adults should have it as well It serves as a reminder of all the things that bring a smile to your face, and reasons to keep that smile there Review cross listed here


  8. My Heart Fills with Happiness is a lovely board book for a much younger audience than I d anticipated when choosing this book It is illustrated by Julie Flett, a Cree Metis writer and illustrator who has won numerous awards for both her art and written word In this particular book, the story was written by Monique Gray Smith a mixed heritage woman of Cree, Lakota and Scottish ancestry and author of Tilly A Story of Hope and Resilience an adult fiction for which she won First Prize in Canada s 20 [...]


  9. My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith helps younger readers understand that the simple things in life, like love, music, and nature, are what truly make people happy It helps adult readers remember this truth as well.Although I like the beautiful cover art illustrated here by Julie Flett, the rest of the pictures did not excite me or capture my interest nearly as much Sadly, I am only giving this book a two star rating, which is something I do not usually like to do Perhaps, as a s [...]


  10. A beautiful book, filled with lovely illustrations of an Indigenous family, celebrating the simple things in life their culture that fills their hearts with happiness Even though it s a board book, I would share this one far and wide in classrooms of all ages It would be a fantastic mentor text for students to create their own versions, and provides a way to see First Nations peoples as contemporary and honors their culture Themes about appreciating the small moments in your life and the people [...]


  11. This gorgeous board book looks at the various things in a little girl s life that make her happy From smelling bannock in the oven to singing and dancing The book also includes lots of being outdoors, such as walking in the grass barefoot and feeling the sun on your face Though the experiences are universal, the book focuses on a Native American little girl and her family The illustrations are simply superb They exude a gentleness and depict a loving family experiencing happy moments together.


  12. This Canadian import is definitely one of the best board books I ve read so far this year.It s both simple and meaningful, as it walks through what makes a young child happy, from smelling something yummy in the oven all the way to drumming.Flett s illustrations are simple, but full of joy and movement The colors are bright and wonderful All the adults and children in the book are First Nations as are the author and illustrator.Read this book with a child that you love and both of your hearts wi [...]


  13. Board Book ages 0 2The narrator of this story lists the many things that fill her heart with happiness dancing, singing, the faces of the people she loves, etc Then she asks the reader what makes their heart fill with happiness It s a simple question that even 2 year olds can probably answer Very cute bookmsradius 2016 11 cyb


  14. Of all the new picture books I ve read today, this was my favorite And it s a board book Simple papercut illustrations of a family going about their daily activities illustrate the idea of My heart fills with happiness when Bright colors, happy ideas What could a children s book have Oh yeah, it s diverse That s what


  15. I enjoyed this book at my second reading of it It is a celebration of indigenous culture and community At the same time it celebrates everyone s ability to find joy in the small details of everyday life Julie Flett s illustrations are just stunning as usual I would use this will children from toddlers to grade 3.


  16. A board book filled with a variety of things that make the narrator happy From simple joys experienced worldwide such as singing and dancing to specific joys like the smell of bannock in the oven this book features Native American characters and is as heartwarming and beautiful as the front cover promises it will be.Highly recommended for sharing with toddlers and PreK.


  17. A lovely list of things that make a child happy, illustrated with quiet joy Illustrations indicate a NW Native American experience, but the emotions are universal for children growing up surrounded by love.


  18. This board book lists a number of simple pleasures that bring happiness Had to look up bannock, which is a kind of bread made in a frying pan, but liked the message Happy faces abound in the illustrations, which feature brown skinned indigenous people Lovely and comforting.


  19. Beautiful book Fantastic illustrations, and a great way to discuss emotions or reinforce appreciation of the things around us Includes bannock and powwow dancing, which really resonated with the Cree kids I read it with.






  20. Simple enough for storytime some culture specifics in illustration and text, but very do able for general audience of kids of any cultural background


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