Happy SadKindness, Friendship & Acceptance
Award-winning author Pippa Goodhart and illustrator Augusta Kirkwood have come together again, after their wonderful2019 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 fabulousillustrations 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 thelove Toby and his family have for each other the more shemisses her own family and home. A story about feelings, love, happiness and letting go.